Today I love the sounds of morning in my house, the clatter of coffee and breakfast dishes, the quiet rumble of the water going to other rooms, fridge being opened and closed and lunches being readied for lunch bags. I love the dark mornings with the cheery golden yellow of the breakfast nook light on. I love the fireplace flickering a few feet away in the great room. I love the lights of our crazy, “still up and no we’re not ready to take it down yet,” Christmas tree as they twinkle just a little in my peripheral vision. I love that it didn’t snow last night, and that I didn’t have to clean off the car this morning. I love that there is a polar vortex heading our way and that will make me more comfortable with the cold when it has come and gone. I love how when I opened up a closed room and walked into it the sunlight was already shining brilliantly through the window and onto the wall, reminding me that this world is thriving and alive whether I’m there to witness it or not, telling me that it can manage to carry on without me, and that at the same time I am welcome to tag along and admire how it works.
Today I love that it is Thursday. I love that this is proof that no Wednesday, good or bad, can last forever, Thursday is always on its way or has already arrived. I love that Thursday has become the harbinger of weekends more so than Friday because Friday has long coveted the position of “beginning of the weekend” and has been granted that status for at least it’s evening, and now has taken on more of a weekend aura about it, leaving Thursday to shoulder the burden of the last real workday before the weekend starts. Good old Thursday, eh?
Today I love Burnt Almond chocolate bars. I love all the wonderful things I get to do in any given day or week or even month. I love banana bread and I’m glad I made a couple of loaves of the stuff with my new mixer, it’s the best recipe to use to set up the mixer, ’cause it’s very forgiving. I love that there is an official meal planned for tonight, even though it isn’t a special occasion. I love rearranging things if it means that problems get solved. I love that we happily tolerate the crowded great room in order to be able to enjoy the tree here.
Today I love drinking coffee while the eastern edge of the horizon lights up just for a moment and makes an empty spare room glow soft morning colors of light and awakening.