the prescribed or established form of a religious or other ceremony
stereotyped activity or behaviour
any formal act, institution, or procedure that is followed consistently: the ritual of the law
I guess my morning ritual can't be precisely defined as a ritual. It's not religious... quite. It's not formal, especially since it's usually done half-asleep. I need a better word. What's the word that means ... something you do every day that gives you a huge amount of comfort.
My morning habit-custom-almost-ritual includes this:
Now, I don't put a LOT of sugar in my morning coffee, but I do enjoy my steamed milk sweetened. Correction -- used to. Never did I think, not in my wildest dreams, that I would be diagnosed with diabetes and have to stop putting sugar in my coffee.
Typical. You always want most what you can't have. What you're not supposed to have.
I've had to start shopping for all things "sugar free". I guess I'm going to have to learn to cook with splenda and Sweet'nLow. I'm sure there are some good recipes I can try that don't taste like crap. My dentist will be happy, I guess. But man, how that forbidden fruit makes my mouth water now.