The Queen of Routine

It’s Friday and time for Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo.  It’s a time to “write for five minutes not worrying if every thing is just right.”   If you would like to join in the fun CLICK HERE.

Today’s Prompt:  CHANGE

Change freaks me out more than I like to admit. I like routine. I get up between 5:00 and 5:30 every morning. I walk downstairs. I smooch on the top of my old puppy dog’s head and whisper in her ear, you are such a good puppy dog. I flip on the light over my kitchen sink and start the morning coffee.  If no beans are ground, then I take my coffee grinder outside and grind them on my front porch.  I check my email, grab my…

Okay I  must interrupt my post to tell you what just happened.  I was typing the words above and all of a sudden my computer decided to turn off.  It’s a new laptop so I am still getting used to the new keyboard.  I must have accidentally hit the wrong button.   That was a disruption…a change in how my typical morning routine usually plays out.  And, yes, it freaked me out a little bit.

But you see, I survived to tell you about it.  That is one thing I have to continually remind myself about change.  It’s sometimes inconvenient.  It’s sometimes uncomfortable.  But we survive.  And we normally come out the other side a little bit wiser.

How do you react to change?

15 thoughts on “The Queen of Routine

  1. andrea

    Love it! So great how God showed up clearly in this post. The last few sentences really hit home and are a good reminder for me – one who often feels unsettled when change comes my way. Visiting from FMF.

  2. Jenn LeBow

    I so get the statement that change freaks you out! I say that to my friends sometimes and they look at me like I’m crazy and say, “You move every two or three years! What do you mean, you hate change?” Yes, but that’s the predictable change, the change I know how to do. Getting a new haircut? Now, that’s going to mess with my everyday routine. Can’t face it.

    Yes, I’m a freak of nature. I see it, too. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this. Love reading your words!

    1. Eileen Post author

      Yes! It’s the small aggravations that freak me out the most. The big things? Well, God keeps proving Himself faithful over and over! Thanks, Jenn.

  3. Denise Dilley (@denisedilley)

    I have to admit, I laughed a little when you interrupted your post to tell us about your laptop turning off! It’s just like that for something to happen to throw you off your routine. 🙂

    As for me, I hate change. Yet I desire it. I wrote about that today on my blog as part of my first ever FMF link-up.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Just hopped over to your post, Denise. Loved it! I can so relate. I resist change but know that if that is what God is calling me to then I would be wise to follow Him and trust Him

  4. Caroline

    Love how this post worked out. 🙂

    Such a great, learned-from-experience ending: “It’s sometimes inconvenient. It’s sometimes uncomfortable. But we survive. And we normally come out the other side a little bit wiser.”

    Happy Friday, Eileen!

  5. Debra

    Eileen I love your post this morning on Change. That’s where I am at this point in my life. I just finished week 2 of college, and I gotta tell ya what a huge change for me. I am the only 40 something there living in a dorm. I am adjusting to change but its been interesting. One of the other things I am trying to keep unchanged is to read this post in the morning so I can get a dose of Eileen to take with me through out my day. They are so charming knowledgeable and cool. And when I am stressing thru out my day I can remember a post I read and will smile.

    1. Eileen Post author

      You always make me smile, Debra. Thank you! And how cool that you are back in school. I am sure dorm life at 40 something would be interesting! I bet you’ll be a light for the girls in that dorm 🙂

      1. Debra

        Thanks, I hope they see something in me, but right now they party I study. I’ve seen what happens to students who don’t do the work – they are asked to leave the class. I don’t want that.


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