I am so grumpy in the mornings. It is truly awful and I think it has gotten worse with age. Or with more children. Or both. But getting up earlier than the kids and feeling awake before I see them changes the way my day goes. I have a serious aversion to loud noises and chaos first thing, but it is kind of a given around here.
I have really been trying to get up early every morning and to slowly but surely make it a habit.
I invested is something wonderful that has helped me immensely. I'm a late-adopted but now a huge fan of the Keurig. I bought one for my bedroom and I get to sneak a cup of coffee (or two) before I even come downstairs in the morning. I drink my coffee black so all I need is a cup and my new favorite device. Oh, this is the best hundred and twenty bucks I ever spent.