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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!


The "garden" behind the garden to glass cocktails, Venise is the resident farmer of the Simple Goodness Farm, older sister and goat lover.

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