Good morning, my friends! Pour a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa, and we will share a moment or two. Today is one of those autumn mornings I wait for all year long. It is overcast and cooler outside, with a few slight hints of color in the trees. I light the candle in our kitchen, pour some hot coffee, and grab a soft pumpkin-covered throw blanket before I snuggle in my spot on the couch to begin my day. As I sip my coffee, I start my prayers. The house is quiet since I get up before everyone else does. Soon my Rhett will come down the stairs, all dressed and ready for work. He and I have a short time every morning together to visit while he eats his breakfast and before he heads out the door.
This morning routine differs greatly from when I had babies and young children. Years ago, my mornings began even earlier with diaper changes and cozy rocking chair time. Later, I started my mornings rushing around, getting littles ready for school, packing backpacks, and finding matching shoes. Later, as a homeschool mom, I began the mornings making breakfast and watching game shows before we headed to the schoolroom to start our days.
We all go through different seasons in life, I suppose. Each one is special in its own way. I remind myself to embrace the season I am in and to look back with love at seasons past, all while looking forward to the ones yet to come. They pass so quickly, don't they?
Have a cozy Monday, my friends. I will do school with Flynn, who is loving seventh grade, by the way, work on laundry, and not cook dinner today! Steve made meatloaf last night and made enough for tonight as well. We had mashed potatoes with it last night, so I think I could boil a bag of egg noodles and heat up some carrots. I don't want to get too fancy now, do I?!
Thanks for visiting. I will be around to see you all soon!