Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Morning Musings

Happy Monday, everyone!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - the weekends sure fly by, don't they?

Monday mornings are always tough for me. I have to get up extra early, and I rarely sleep well on Sundays. Plus, there's always the thought that Saturday is FIVE whole work days away!! FIVE! Count them!!

I am fortunate, however, to have a job that I actually like, only 2 miles from home. And a boss that I respect and admire. Plus an office to myself, which is a huge bonus.  Did I mention that I have a terrific view of the mountains out my office window?  Not too shabby, I'll tell you!'s still Monday.  Eek. 

But walking outside and seeing this beautiful sight is a fabulous way to start the day....and the week. 

And that got me thinking about the many things that make me happy in my new home. It's truly the little details that make me smile as I walk around my home. 

Today I thought I'd share a few with you!

This overflowing tower of fresh fruits and veggies makes me so happy to see! This was our farmer's market weekend (every other Saturday) in a town nearby, and we always go stock up on fresh produce. Those donut peaches are better than candy when they are ripe, which will help me kick those evil sugar cravings to the curb! Combined with a few items from the local grocery store, we're set for the week. 

I get tons of sunshine in my house, which makes getting out of bed just a little bit easier! Combined with the sight of some fresh flowers out of the garden the morning task of unloading the dishwasher becomes that much more pleasant. While my morning coffee is brewing, the dishes get put away and the kitchen tidied and ready for my evening return. 

Hydrangea season is winding down but there are still enough fresh blooms for a little bouquet on the dining room table. 

These little guys always makes me smile!

As does this little happy snoozing piggy - even with his chipped ear he's the cutest little thing!

Over my fireplace there's a reminder to stop and enjoy the peace. My angel watches over us in her little glass globe. 

My daughter captured this shot, looking into the living room from the dining room through the french door. 

I've always adored this painting, entitle "End of the Perfect Day III", by the late Thomas Kinkade. The painting was a treasured gift from my parents many years ago, and is now shining brightly as it should be with the addition of a picture light overhead, installed by my sweetie yesterday. 

This is how we end our perfect days in the mountains....I'll be looking forward to this relaxing ritual tonight after we share an evening meal with some good friends. 

Have a great Monday, everyone!

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