5 After 5, Everyday Routines Edition

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 of your favorite childhood book series and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And if you've posted your own 5 After 5 list on your blog, I've turned this series into a link party - so be sure to get your own 5 things added below (or leave your answers in today's comments if you're not a blogger).  I loved reading everyone's comments from last week and I really can't wait to see what you share today!

List 5 Things You Do Every Day

Are you a person who thrives on following routines?  I am.  And there are certain things I have to do every day in order to feel settled.  Here are five of them - see if any are on your list, as well.

1.  Make the bed

It's nothing fancy, but seeing our brightly-striped comforter peeking out from behind the bedroom door puts a smile on my face all day long. 

2.  Open all the window blinds

Unlike my husband, I wake up raring to go in the mornings, and I just love flooding the house with natural light right off the bat. 

3.  Clean up the kitchen

Not our kitchen - but isn't this one lovely and clean?

I usually try to clean up all the dishes and counters before I go to bed each night, but whatever things I've hand-washed are always greeting me from the drying rack when I enter the kitchen in the morning.  Besides putting those away, I've got to deal with all the breakfast aftermath, so this little chore takes a good chunk of my morning.  

If I don't take care of it right away, though (maybe because I have to run to an early appointment), then I feel all out of whack until I do.

4.  Straighten the hand towel

As you can see, "bleach the hand towel" is not so much a priority...

This one's a little crazy, but if the hand towel hanging across the oven handle isn't perfectly straight, I have to adjust it before I can pass by.

5.  Pray

Gv "reading" the Bible to the dog...

In this post, I shared the rather unusual location that I used to do most of my Bible reading in.  I told how that routine had changed once Gv came along, and now that diapering is no longer part of our life, we often shift back to that option again (but now it's when she's sitting there contemplating things).  

For next week:

List 5 Must-Have Office Supplies

Whether you work in an office or just pay the bills at home, what are five office supplies you must have in order to get things done the right way?  I can't wait to see your list!

What's your list?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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