My chores in the morning involve getting my clothes on before coffee, walking my dog, taking my numerous meds (I refuse to put them in one of those containers for the week so I must measure them all out,) making my coffee, etc. I am up 45 minutes before I get my first sip of coffee.
Although I do feel old, the coffee helps mask the symptoms. And now I will watch the Morning News shows, check emails, post on Facebook, and on occasion post on my website. Then I am ready to face my day, whatever it brings. BUT COFFEE FIRST.