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Not an Early Bird

They say the early bird gets the worm. I disagree. Usually all I get when I wake up early is a headache, cold feet and wild hair! Many peopleĀ  think that because I have animals I have to wake up super early to do my chores. But the truth is that my husband and I split our chores. Since he is more of a morning person he usually takes the morning shift and being the night owl I am, I usually take the night shift (although since starting my job he has been pulling double duty for me)!

Since starting my new job at Redfin I have been getting up before the sun most days of the week. This has been a huge adjustment from my last job at the Millwork Outlet where I didn’t have to leave the house until 8:30AM (at the earliest). I was very spoiled in the fact that I had a short commute that I loved (driving down back country roads rather than busy city streets). My commute is a little more complicated now that I have joined the group of Seattle commuters. Every morning I hop on the Sounder Train in Sumner for a nice 40 minute ride into the city. From there I walk a block to catch a bus in the underground tunnel and then walk about five blocks to my office. Total it takes me about an hour and forty five minutes. On most mornings I find the commute a nice way to wake up in the morning, but on others (when I am running late) I feel like I am running a triathalon in the wee hours of the morning. After a few mornings of having to jog (which feel like full on sprints when you are in high heels) to catch the train I have come to the conclusion that my “farming” workouts may not be keeping me in as great of shape as I thought.

This morning though was a special treat because I was leaving the house right as the sun was raising over the barn. It was very cold out and usually I would hurry into my nice warm car, but this morning I took a moment to snap a picture of the “worm” that this early bird caught this morning! Enjoy!


A wife, mom, farmer, HR lady, blogger and dreamer who loves simple goodness like the small of fresh cut hay, bread baking in the oven and kisses.

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