some cultures the mother proceeds to the status of a matriarch"
older woman who is powerful within a family or organization.
how does the Matriarch of the Springhill Tribe put in her morning?
is winter so many of her matriarchal duties take place within the
home. The Matriarch will rise two minutes earlier each day. There
should be no concern that she will, one day, find herself getting up
before she actually retires as the process is long. It is written in
her Book of Rules that she has to earn the right to rise two minutes
earlier each day. If she does not she must set her alarm at the
same time as on the previous night. At the time of writing she is
striving to arise at 8:02am and hopes to have achieved this by the
middle of January.
rising she must first attend to her duties of animal care. Dogs go
out the double doors and cats go out the back door (Fred) and front
door (Holly) as each cat dislikes dogs and hate each other intensely.
When this task is completed the Matriarch lets dogs back in and
returns to bed with a cup of coffee and a book. In the Matriarch's
Book of Rules this still counts as getting up two minutes earlier
every day unless, on finishing her coffee, she snuggles down under
the duvet. Snuggling down under the duvet forfeits the right to arise
two minutes earlier the following day. After drinking coffee and
finishing a chapter of a worthy book she arises from bed for it is
time to Feed the Hens.
the Hens is an arduous, complicated task and can only be overseen by
the Matriarch. Three minutes later she is back inside the house
preparing her second cup of coffee. Then it is time to Check the
Internet. That duty completed it is time to Update the List. The list
updated the Matriarch carries out the third important task of the
day which is, Feeding the Machines. When all three machines, washer,
dryer and dishwasher are whirring merrily away on the greenest
settings then the Matriarch can prepare her third cup of coffee.
After which, Morning Ablutions.