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Labor Day and Routines

I have a love-hate relationship with Labor Day weekend.

I love the fact that it’s back-to-school time. Because it also means back-to-routines.

And I love routines: getting up earlier than in the summer for coffee and quiet time, then seeing Mary and the kids off to school, then realizing I still have the bulk of the morning ahead of me to get a morning run and a little bit of writing done before heading over to the office for more regular office hours and the excitement and energy of the program year.

But I also hate the fact that it’s back-to-school time. Because it also means back-to-routines.

And I hate routines: being forced awake by the alarm, needing three cups of coffee just to be alert enough to not fall asleep during what little quiet time there is before seeing Mary and the kids all go off in their own directions, having to squeeze in a run (and writing time? — fuggedaboutit) before heading over to the office for more regular office hours and the busy-ness and demands of the pro…