Well, THAT was weird
I awoke this morning, with sounds of the bottom 4 kids playing Legos. There is something soothing about the sound of all those little plastic pieces hitting against each other in the big box as just the right one is being sought after.
The day is cloudy, hazy, cold. But, our house is warm. I can see the clouds through the newly leafless trees. This is one of the real treats for me about fall; I get to see the sky. During summer, all I see is leaves.
After sky-gazing for a while, I finally haul my larger-by-the-minute body out of bed, make coffee (yes, as I have admitted before, I have a coffee pot in my bathroom), and check my e-mail and a few blogs and news sites.
Lazily drinking my coffee, thinking I should get moving, it seems as if the day is gearing up and our schedule needs to be kept.
I glance at the clock and have a shock ~ 10:25 am. WHAT???? No way. I usually get up at 7:30 or 8:00. Breakfast at 8, school starts at 9. I check my watch, my bedside clock, the computer. Yup, 10:25 am.
Apparently I needed a little extra rest, the kids needed a little extra play time, the sky needed to be gazed; but still. 3 hours late and I had no idea.
I am grateful for the gentle beginning of this day, for the refreshment I received and the beauty I took time to enjoy. But now, I must get busy.