Monday, December 19, 2011

the rock candy's melted, only diamonds now remain

 
 
let it be known that i love sleeping in. this is a new-found phenomena, one gently and slowly revealed to me through marriage to a man who relishes his rest. who, with one arm draped over his head, will sink into the mattress and soak up all the deliciousness that cool sheets and a warm quilt can offer. and for a girl used to going to bed with the sun still draping himself over the countryside, and rising before he pokes his head up over the hills, i have truly learned the beauty and importance of a deep, sound sleep.

but sometimes, oh sometimes. there's just nothing quite like a morning in the country. with shed lights peeping on with the wind and oak branches spinning outside. with frost on the ground and over the lampposts.

this morning, i woke at five and made country ham. i sat in an old farm kitchen and warmed my hands on a coffee mug as the meat simmered and spat in the skillet. and i drug mr. sleepyhead himself into the bright yellow chairs. the morning still black, we talked and ate. and slowly, ever so slowly, we awoke. to the day. to ourselves, to each other. and i declare, it was almost better than a late morning snuggled next to the window. almost.

10 comments:

Ana Magdalena said...

your posts are always so detailed, so peaceful, and easy to read!

Gentri said...

So beautiful. I wish I could share things as eloquently as you do.

Gwen Edwards said...

what a beautiful picture you've painted for us.

beka said...


this is gorgeous.

Shalyn said...

Ohhh that sounds so magical! I used to love sleeping in but my husband had the opposite effect on me- I cannot sleep in past 7 no matter what!

chambanachik said...

I love those cozy, soft moments.

kira said...

I always love reading your posts. Saturday morning I experienced the most amazing thing I like to call "family cuddles." There is nothing better than cuddling with your husband and your baby as you wake on the weekend.

SymbioticLife said...

Those are sometimes the best mornings ever. I love having a slow easy morning with my husband. It sets the best tone for the day.

Amber said...

I love early mornings on the weekend. Why is it so much easier to wake up early on a Saturday as opposed to say a Monday? :)

Mackenzie said...

i want to live in this post. your words, oh i am so glad i found them. they fill me up so much, hope you know that.

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