Oh dear! I almost Missed class... Normally, mornings are my favorite part of the day...long ago in my early days of gardening, you could find me out in the garden at 6:30 a.m. enjoying the cool freshness of a new day. There would always be a listening ear for that first little sound from our tiny son when he woke...the garden was very close to the house and in the quiet of the morning, it was easy to know when he was awake.
Now, mornings come at a slower pace as preparations are made to join the rest of the waking world. A fresh cup of coffee along with the morning paper and checking the iPod allow the brain cells to start moving again.
Sometimes if a migraine has taken hold (and that is an "M" word I choose to ignore for now) one of my happy pills is in order to allow the rest of the day to belong to me.
Mornings offer up my favorite meal too - breakfast...the dictionary tells us the word "breakfast" is Middle English - from - brekfast - breken meaning to break + faste - a fast - from Old Norse fasta - to fast. On our own weekends, Mr. Outback is the breakfast chef and as I step out of the shower, the fragrance of bacon or something with cinnamon often makes it way up the stairs...anticipation of a meal to be enjoyed leisurely. Our three shelties know a precious treat will be theirs if they are patient.
In the winter months, a fire in the fireplace will be warming the house and on a summer day, the doors are open to the deck and fresh air can flow in. The best times are when company comes to share that first meal of the day...
I would like to share these quotes I found on Quote Garden.
"The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning and the younger generation doesn't think much of it either"
John J. Welsh
"If people were meant to pop out of bed in the morning, we would all live in toasters."
Attributed to Jim Davis
"There is no snooze button on a cat or dog who wants breakfast."
"I have a "carpe diem" mug and truthfully at six in the morning, the words to not make me want to seize the day. They make me want to slap a dead poet."
"I used to love night best, but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in the mornings."
Wishing each of you happy mornings! Be sure to check out the other "M" postings over at Miss Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.