Well, my morning routine experiment didn't happen. I couldn't sleep last night because of both a sick little girl and mind chatter. Mostly mind chatter. So, when my alarm went off at 9:00 am, not 7:00 because I decided to be gentle with myself since I have not been up before 11:00 am in a long time, I turned it off and rolled over.
I'm going to have to work myself into an earlier waking time. I really would like to see what listening to morning bird song and drinking fresh hot coffee on the back deck feels like.
I'm also going to look up how to do sun salutations because, although I can envision myself doing them every morning in my perfect life, I have never actually done them.
I did get some really good ideas for my novel, though, and I got some gardening time in. For lunch I had a salad made with fresh spinach cut from my very own garden. That's the first time in my life I've ever done that.
I'm not giving up on the morning routine experiment, just delaying it until I can get a good night's rest.