Tuesday, June 17, 2008

lazy mornings


one of the things i look forward to most on the weekends is having my coffee on the back patio. we usually plan our entire weekend schedule around this special event. bill will say "on saturday, we need to go get plates for the van early so we avoid the crowd" and i'll reply with "not until after i've had my coffee on the patio". it's quiet and sunny there. the birds are twittering and i so enjoy all the landscaping and bright flowers. it is a languid time to count my blessings and enjoy a bright spot of nature. of course, presley enjoys this time as well. when it is warm like it was on sunday, he'll take a little sun bath, sometimes rolling around in the grass, luxuriating in the fresh air and good company.


some days it is hard to pull myself out of the reverie of this quiet time. there's work to be done and errands to run but i think "just a few more minutes of this heavenly haven from the hustle and bustle of the world". it's a joy and privilege i've earned by getting up extra early to go to work all week. so let the dishes sit a bit longer and the laundry lay idle in the pile. when i'm 90 years old it is these lazy mornings with presley that i will recall with fondness.

tonight i'm thinking "only 3 more early workday mornings until another saturday rolls around!!!" yeah!

7 comments:

quaint handmade said...

sounds like a great way to start the day! rolling around on the grass like presley does sounds great, too. wish i could do it without getting grass stains or strange looks ;)!

Auburn Kat said...

Awww! What a cutie! Every morning I have my coffee/reading blogs time. It helps me ease into the day...I absolutely love it!

Strider said...

I'm with ya! My wife and I do the same thing on Saturday mornings...we also do this during the week if I don't have to leave the house early. As my wife says...the best part about getting up is sitting down with a cup of coffee.

willow said...

I look forward to the same thing all week. We sit out on the back patio for a few hours with breakfast and it is so enjoyable.

Crossroads Cottage said...

Sounds lovely. Too bad life is so frazled that we all can't do this 7 days a week. :-)

stacy said...

So cute.

Betsy said...

I love having coffee on my back porch swing...for those very reasons! :)