Thursday, January 7, 2010

This Morning


call at 5:02 a.m.
Snow Day!!

slept until a sweet kiss woke me
Momma, breakfast is almost ready

Mozart on the iPod
fire crackling nearby
husband smiling and coming to kiss me

he's made my favorite breakfast:
pancakes and lil' smokies
our time is full of quiet talk, family talk

doing the dishes, working together companionably
chatting about whether or not the digital age
has lessened the need for compromise
kitchen full of sunshine

sitting in a cozy chair by the fire
writing my morning pages
a renewed habit I'm enjoying immensely

we've made big plans for the day:
Bananagrams, reading in front of the fire,
writing some letters, maybe a movie

sigh
thank God for home, family, comfort, and
snow days


I took the picture above on my drive home Tuesday night. L'Heure Bleue, my favorite time of day.

45 comments:

Jeanne said...

There's no business like snow business
Love you
Jeanne♥

Heart2Heart said...

Can't picture a better way to spend this day. Enjoy!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

What a great way to spend the day at home with the cold snow outside! Have fun!

Hindsfeet said...

Happy Snow Day Dear!!! So happy for you and the ultimate pause button of life: A snow day! Doncha just feel like you're five years old again! : )

Enjoy : )

le ciel flamand said...

It seems you've had a wonderful day tody! Thank you so much for participating my little give away, and yes, it's my house you've seen on the picture. It's a house in the style of the houses in Bruges, we live only 15 minutes away from this lovely town... We fell in love the first second we entered the house, it was build in 1906 by the mayor of our little village.
Greetings, Annelies

Jeanie said...

Simply glorious. I revel in your joy in abstentia! I think we'll have enough snow for a snow-day, but alas, they don't close up the U for much of anything!

Char said...

sounds like a wonderful day!!! enjoy

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

We've had a couple of snow days already but I may well get to work tomorrow. Yours sounds idyllic except for the 5:02 a.m. part !!!

Suz said...

Relyn..morning pages...I mostly do those
You have a sweet way of writing that I like
happy snow day

cinner said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. perfect in fact.

Journey said...

Your post is much like the intro to "the perfect novel"...Happy Snow Day.

Our family always plays board games when we are together - I'll be checking out bannanagrams - sounds much like scrabble.

Enjoy the day.

Roban said...

Hooray for snow days... and favorite breakfasts being cooked while we're still in bed!

They've cancelled our after-school activities because of the "possibility" of inclement weather. I can dream, still, can't I?

SE'LAH... said...

wishing for a snow day but they say the storm will dissipate before it gets here...bummer!

Anita said...

I know what you mean. We got off early today because of snow. Getting home when it's still light outside is a treat!
Enjoy your snow day!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Glorious! What a day, absolutely perfect! Warm, happy, cozy...bliss!

S. Etole said...

what a cozy and comforting day you have described ...

Andrea said...

What a beautiful and sweet day.
Blessings, andrea

beth said...

6 inches here....it takes about 12 for us to get a snow day....

lucky you...I hope it was heavenly !

I can just see sloane doing a happy dance !!

Rita said...

What a wonderful way to be snowed in. I can just see the three of you! Happy "snow day!"

Patti said...

"NOT FAIR NOT FAIR NOT FAIR"...she said petualantly and extremely jealously that you had a snow day and she did not! Glad you enjoyed the day!!!! Loved the picture~

Meri said...

The movie was wonderful - hope you watched it. I went to see "The Young Victoria" yesterday and was enthralled. The love story was great. The costumes were amazing.

Marilyn said...

Snow days are the very best! And morning pages, I haven't done that for a long time. Maybe it is about time to do that again.

spread your wings said...

beautiful in every way. there is just something about snow days - unlike any other day, vacation, weekend, whatever - not the same as waking to snow and an unexpected day with the ones you love in the warmth of home.
i'm keeping my fingers crossed for one tomorrow. it's snowing now. : )

Christina said...

Now this is a beautiful morning.
sigh

ELK said...

oh this is a gift..a wonderful time together.

Dawn said...

Sounds like your day was wonderful--very inviting! And that breakfast sounds so good!

Gayle said...

That sounds like a perfect day! I was hoping for one of those 5:00am calls today, but no such luck. It's snowing and the buses came and my kids are off to school. Sigh.

Chaotic Beauty said...

I LOVE your writing!! Sounds like a perfect morning!

Mrs. E said...

As long as everyone's warm-- it doesn't get much better than snow days!

Tracy said...

*sigh*... nothing like the sweet, unexpected joy of a snow day! Keep the comfort going into the weekend, Relyn :o) ((HUGS))

dulcy said...

So happy you have had a couple of nice cozy days at home. Great days for reading, rug hooking, yoga, and movies!

xo
dulcy

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

What a perfect day! And a perfect way to spend it. What did you end up doing? A movie? Love the photo!
Kirsten

Kamana said...

that sounds like a perfect day.

PixieDust said...

How lovely, and I thank Him for the love in your home, also.

:-)

(((hugs))),
love,
me

Isabel said...

Home can embraces us like a warm blanket, especially during snowy days :)

Enjoy your beautiful life!

jacqueline said...

sounds like a perfect day!

Hindsfeet said...

Hope you Thoroughly enjoyed your snow day, Relyn : ) As a little garnish to your wintry retreat, thought I'd share my favorite animation of the most beautiful snowday compliments of Raymond Briggs and Dianne Jackson...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7uyVHBPqvU

Enjoy : )

Greer said...

lovely little picture. x

Joy said...

What a beautiful, beautiful grateful post. I love your way with words!

Sarah said...

This post made me smile so much! I have been hoping for a snow day all week but it is just not that bad in London. On Thursday though, at 7.30(your school are good ringing so early) a call came, a voice mail, the school is...open, take care on icy roads and pavements!' I am glad you got your snow day at least, it sounds fabulous!

elsa said...

awesome shot!

Jaime said...

Oh I am craving snow! It is so incredibly mild here right now (although, blowing like a hurricane!)...I am starting to wonder if we are going to see any of the white stuff this year.
Kind of makes me glad we traveled inland this Christmas, just so I could get a small fix!

elizabeth said...

That is beautiful! I am so glad that you are sharing more of your photos with us.

robin-bird said...

you are taking some very nice photographs:) :) this one is full of all that midnight blue and white sparkles. i can see you are enjoying the process. you make a day at home sound like a day in heaven. the thing is...i know it is just like you say it is. you gift us with the most perfect imagery of family life.
OX

Dandy said...

Oh that movie! I must see it, the music is just enchanting.

I love the idea of snow days.

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