Tierra randomly sent me this blog URL the other morning, and without hesitation, I clicked on the first "routine" post I saw.

Fun fact: I am a sucker for routines.

Morning routines, night routines, work routines, cleaning routines. I love them all. I love my routines. I love your routines. I love the routines of perfect strangers. I am a routine voyeur. What better way is there to peek into the world of another person? Routines are so telling and intimate if you look closely enough. The things we do every day without really thinking about it are pretty much built into our brain wiring, right? I love brain wiring insight.

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I have written about my routines over the years (work/morning), and even though they have changed as of late, I still hold on to some semblance of a system to get me through each day.

Here are some things I do daily, no matter what.



I'm not much of a science geek. When given a choice, I'd choose an art-themed activity over a science-themed one any day of the week. However, Atlanta is not like Washington D.C. in that we don't have very many free museums around town.

Thankfully, the first full weekend of each month, Bank of America cardholders have free access to select museums around the country. In Atlanta, our options are Atlanta History CenterCenter for Civil and Human Rights, and the High Museum of Art. I've been to all of these, but I was still determined to find a fun and free family activity on this hot summer September weekend. So, we headed just north of Atlanta to Cartersville, home of the Tellus Science Museum.

I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised! First of all, the grounds are stunning; every inch is perfectly manicured.

Ruby Falls is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. I had been to Ruby Falls once with my mom a few years back, and it was a cool experience, but not something I was itching to do again. 

This time around was different from what I remember. The tour was longer, there were many more callouts to the various formations inside the caves and more lights and signs, which took away from the organic beauty of it all. It's just like humans to mess with nature for the sake of commercialism. The formations, however, are still quite a sight to see. 



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