My morning routine is the same. Make my breakfast coffee, go out to get the paper with Oliver, the corgi, who much more enjoys the smells in the front rather than the back -- more visitors. When I come in with the paper, I pour myself a cup and a wee pot of coffee and pour a pitcher of cream in the blue and white Indies china that I brought home long ago from England. I place it on a small tray -- just big enough for the three pieces and head to the breakfast room.
The view is always pleasant as the breakfast room faces the back garden -- the herb garden. With many feeders, the birds are always entertaining as I enjoy my first coffee and the morning paper.
No television in the breakfast room -- only music is allowed in there and one of my favorite CD's is Mozart for Morning Coffee.
Refreshed with two cups of coffee and the crossword puzzle finished, I go into the kitchen to fix breakfast.
It's a great way to start the day.