Sunset - June 2, 2020

Sunset - June 2, 2020

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"M" Is For Mornings

 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."
Joanne Sherman

And, finally...

"I used to love night best, but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in the mornings."
Terri Guillemets

Wishing each of you happy mornings! Be sure to check out the other "M" postings over at Miss Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.



  1. Good post! I loved enjoyed the quotes, especially Joanne Sherman's. That one made me chuckle.=D

    Play Alphabe-Thursday tag. I enjoyed reading your “M” post today!
    Check out my recent posts….
    M is for Mermaid

    ~Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
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  2. Mornings come way too early here.

  3. I love mornings, especially with Taylor's Outback blog. Husband and I definitely got a chuckle out of "No snooze button" on the pets. Our dogs have been known to get mixed up and want to go downstairs at 4 am to go outside and then eat. Judy C in NC - a little cooler today - thanks for sending some cool our way.

  4. I love the quote by Jim Davis! I wish I could sleep in sometimes, but the dog children won't let me.

  5. I think you're right about liking mornings as you get older - I do!

  6. I like mornings too because of their quietness and because it's a chance to begin again.

  7. Mornings are all very well provided I don't have to get up early.

  8. LOL, Garfield has it right.

  9. This is such a lovely post. Props to Mr. Outback for making breakfast for his lady (smile).

    I'm an early morning person's the best time to get my exercises in & write some poetry before I head out the door for work.

    Your quotes had me laughing, but my favorite is the one by John J. Welsh.

    My entry is here:

  10. You make mornings almost sound good! I believe in Jim Davis' quote.

  11. I'm a morning person, Pat. I'd like to sleep in but it just isn't possible, so I get up, make coffee and read the paper. I can't say I love the early mornings, but I make the best of this habit of mine.

  12. I love your sense of humour! I guess when I was younger I must have lived in a toaster. That's now in the past. :))

  13. While I like to sleep in, I also like to get up early in the morning because I get so much done in those first few hours of the day. :)

  14. Such a cute post!

    I love mornings. I go to bed before 9 and am usually up before 6. I think it's the farm girl thing...still...after all these years.

    How lucky you are to have a breakfast chef! My husband would be, too, I suspect although the rattle of cold cereal in the bowl wouldn't be nearly as appealing - ha!

    Thanks for a merry link this week.


  15. I will just say that my best time of the day is between Noon and 2 PM just in time for lunch and a little shopping!


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