Quiet Morning before the “Storm”

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This morning I enjoy the last quiet morning of summer.  School starts tomorrow and our mornings will be quite a bit different.  At first they will be exciting, everyone aroused and getting ready, wearing their new clothes, packing lunches, eating breakfast.  It will be a frenzy of noise and morning movement.  Then after time there will be the mornings where the youngest will cry because her hair isn’t just right, or the second born will be silent because really truly he doesn’t like mornings all that much.  The first-born his schedule these days revolves around work so mostly there will be one less body getting ready in the mornings.  Still it will be nothing like this moment, this quiet moment with my coffee and the distant fan noise behind me.  The occasional car zooming by (whoosh) I like to think of that traffic noise as ocean waves.  I have become accustomed to it.

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Our long weekend was relaxing.  We had visitors from our Northern Coast, Oregon.  They brought a hand-picked gift of flowers they had collected while on their walk from the Grove to the Museums in Los Angeles.  A tiny beautiful bouquet of sweetness.  These are my favorite gifts of all.  Aus even came by to visit after his work shift and in-between seeing his girl.  We sat around the big table, shared a meal and talked.  My friend used to own her own bakery up that way and Austin has big dreams of owning his own one day.  They talked about really good bread and baking passions.  The passion rather than the money.  It was a good night and I’m thankful for the visit although it was short.

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I also received the most hilarious video this weekend,  “Big Green’s Adventures” Rich’s family is pretty funny and while visiting up north they decided to make a video slide show of Big Green’s Adventures and send it our way.  They get to see my little red and all his adventures and so let’s just say Big Green blows little red out of the water in all the stuff he does.  I plan to share that video later this week when I can figure it out.  It had me laughing so hard there were tears and actual talking to the computer screen, well pleading with it in the end!

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I read lots this weekend. That book club you know.  I took notes, lots of notes and tried to get familiar with each character by writing brief descriptions by each of their names.  I had to at times read a paragraph twice to get the full understanding.  I learned new words and phrases and all this in only 5 chapters.  I have to admit while only five chapters into Emma, I already know I will like it.  I’m not exactly sure if I like Emma but I know I like the book.

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This morning along with my quiet.  I had my farm fresh to you delivery to look forward to.  This time there were pears, white peaches, carrots, a nice healthy garlic, sweet peppers, heirloom and tomatoes.  I think today’s snack would be good of carrots and humus.  Yum.