Monday, May 10, 2010

Musing Mondays

Musing Monday's is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page. This week, Rebecca asks:
Do you have to carve out time in your day for reading (due to work and other obligations), or does your reading just happen naturally?

Well, there is NEVER enough time to read like I want to read.

A perfect weekday morning for me... (m,w and f )
get up at 5:00am, go for a walk, home by 6:00, have coffee and read for an hour, get ready for work.

Believe it or not, during the summer, this happens about 80% of the time. (in the winter I don't walk like I should, but I still read for about an hour every morning).

I love having that time to curl up with my coffee and read in the mornings. I've always been an early riser, so it works out good for me. The hard part is walking actually---getting my butt out the door that early. The easy part is the reading.

2-3 times a week, I'm able to go home during my lunch hour, grab a sandwich and a book and have a good 30 minutes to read. And if I am meeting friends for lunch and I arrive early....YES, I am that nerd in the booth by myself reading a book.

The evenings are the hardest for me and I usually get distracted by all kinds of things. I do take a book when I go to bed and maybe read for a few minutes before falling asleep.

So, I would say that during the week, I make that time... it looks that way anyway, since it's all so "scheduled".

But on the weekends, it just happens naturally. At least I think it does, because I do's "natural" for me to pick up a book any old time.


bermudaonion said...

I'm just the opposite - I have too many distractions during the day and get most of my reading done at night.

Nise' said...

I listen to an audio book while I walk. I agree there is never enough time to read!

Rosabela said...

Hi Debbie, I also love to read but I can't seem to find the time during the day anymore ever since I had kids. They're only two yrs old and 9 months, so I have my hands full till they're a little older. I'm into Sydney Shelton at the moment and only read a few pages at night just before falling asleep. I really admire how you do make time to read in the morning. I like to sleep in till 8 whenever I can these days. LOL :-)

Ingrid said...

Not enough time...and I TRY to allot time for my reading.

Ingrid said...

Btw, I alway have a book and/or reading material on me to snag a few minutes of reading here or there.

If I'm in the midst of good part and it's dinner time I've been known to let the kids starve...hee-hee. Not really but they aren't getting a gourmet dinner and it will be served later than normal. :)

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