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There has been a lot of talk about “morning pages” lately.  Actually, probably not just lately, but I wasn’t reading about them before now.  In any case, for those of you who don’t already know, “morning pages” are three handwritten pages you write each morning before you do anything else.  They are supposed to be just stream-of-consciousness writing, not anything polished or even that will eventually be polished.

I have heard so much about them lately, and such generally good things, that I decided to give it a try.  I grabbed one of my blank books and a pen and left them on my bedside table last night as a reminder.  I got up this morning, and came downstairs intending to write while H. got ready for school.  I got to the bottom of the stairs and heard S.’s music playing in his room, and realized I had forgotten to reset my clock so that I could drive him to school this morning.

Start the frantic running around, waking and prodding of children, and S. and I were out the door fifteen minutes later while H. waited for the bus at home.  M. was thankfully still asleep.

When I got home, I was too tired to do anything since I’d gotten very little sleep the night before, so I went back to bed until M. woke up.

I ended up writing my pages around 10 a.m. on the couch while M. watched her morning shows and ate breakfast.  Not exactly the morning pages I’d planned, but I did write them, so I’m feeling good about that.  Tomorrow, no getting up for school, so I’ve got a better chance of doing them earlier.  I think.

Do you write “morning pages?”