"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

26 August 2013

Sunday morning...

I woke up at 6am Sunday morning (I just can't sleep in anymore) and went around the house as quiet as possible getting necessary things done, as fast as I could.  Luckily I didn't wake anyone up during my early morning rush.  I had this all planned the night before.  Didn't share these thoughts with anyone.  Just me, myself and I.  I had even laid out my clothes for the day before going to bed in hopes of being efficient and quiet.

I poked my head out the back door to get a feel for what the temperature was like and deemed it perfect to follow through with my plan.  A perfect 60 degrees.  All windows were opened as quietly as possible, staying out of the bedrooms, so the early morning air could fill the house.

Then I took myself out to the patio, plopped myself in my most favorite outdoor chair and spent the entire morning out there.  Just me, the birds, cool air, the quiet morning and yarn.  Just as I planned.  Everyone else started to get up a couple of hours later and some how knew that I just wanted a quiet morning.  I got a few hugs, little kisses on the top of my head and Good Morning wishes and back in they went.  Being as quiet as they could be, without being asked.  I even got a quiet reading buddy sitting next to me for a while.

5 hours of just doing what I wanted, how I wanted.

It was the best start of any day that I have had in a long time.  One of my best days ever.




  1. Sounds like absolute bliss, Kar! Lucky you! Hubby took off a few days last week, and we actually managed to have some time alone together! Our girls and their girls love being over here, so they're here often, and now one of them and her hubby and daughter are staying with us because the deal on their house fell through.

    Never a dull moment around here!! Hugs to you gal! Oh and I love your current piece of yarn art!! So pretty!

  2. That does sound like a wonderful way to start the day. And so often how we start the day dictates the rest to follow. I love the blanket you're working on.

  3. Sounds amazing...I love the quiet, it's such a gift to slow down enough to be present for a minute or.... 5 hours !! Lucky girl, yay you!

  4. That sounds like perfection and would be one of my fave ways to spend a day also!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful morning. Your project looks so pretty with all the fresh colors against the white row. Hope your day is going well and you'll have more peaceful mornings this week. Heather

  6. That sounds like my kind of morning and if I want a quiet morning I'd have to get up at 3:00 a.m. to get up before my mom, she's a very early riser. I love what you're working on.