Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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!
Posted by julie king at 6:17 PM