When I take creatine, I'd just add the scoop of creatine with my post workout shake and then add water when I'm all done.
On non workout days I'd just take it in the morning.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."