Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Things That Brighten My Day

Some mornings it's just hard to shake off a "mood" - this morning was one of those mornings. 

My older dog has this terrible habit of waking the house before dawn. She wakes my younger daughter first (she sleeps in her room) and after she gets out for her morning business she runs up the stairs and sits outside my door. Whining. Crying. Whimpering. It's beyond annoying and I don't know how to break her of the habit. If my daughter doesn't let her up the stairs, she sits inside my daughter's room scratching at the door and whining and being annoying. Either way, we don't get enough sleep. Ever.

And after a while it wears on you. Big time.

Today was one of those days. 

My older daughter is traveling (again!) - this time she's on her way to Egypt via Istanbul and I can't help but worry about her. So, it was a night of tossing and turning for me, and there will be many nights like that until she returns safely on the 23rd. Say a prayer.

I'm tired. I need a really good night's sleep.

Today I'm going to post some simple things in my world that always make me smile. In the hopes that they will brighten both my day and yours.

And I know they will. 

Autumn morning light on the deck - best place ever for my morning coffee
My sweetie got exactly 3 flowers on his hydrangeas all season....and he cut them and brought them to me!
Weekend mornings deserve cappucino
The morning light hits the green bubbly glass knobs in the kitchen and makes them glow
The best thing about my dog waking me up before dawn
A housewarming gift from a friend - it makes me smile every time I see it
My little monkey always manages to find the sunshine
The foliage in my back woods
My evening sanctuary
My old girl who won't let me sleep - she loves her new toy - it's hard to stay mad at that face 
Waiting for a party
My home, my haven
The blue jays come in one after the other now for their peanuts and entertain us to no end
The morning sun hits the trees right outside the kitchen windows and they light up the room
My little monkey is a big Giants fan!


11 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of your place and no who could stay mad at her! She's just too cute!

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    1. That's the problem, Deb - she gets whatever she wants! My spoiled pups....oh well, that's what they're for, right?

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  2. Your house is beautiful!! i love the views. ANd my doggies always try to find the sun spots too :)
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! I love the views, also - the leaves are dropping now and the mountains will be more visible from my home - I guess that's one good thing about winter!

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  3. I have been making homemade whipped cream lately to brighten my days. I plop it on top of some hot chocolate in a favorite mug and *poof* instant happy! ;)

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    1. Oooooh, Kim, I'm going to have to try that.....but if I gain 5 lbs I'm going to blame you!! :)

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  4. Mom i love this so much. love the pic of the light on the green cabinet things-reminds me of crystal balls

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  5. Such beautiful pictures. God is amazing isn't he. Your dog is precious.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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  6. Such beautiful pictures. God is amazing isn't he. Your dog is precious.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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    1. They are precious little fur babies, that's for sure! Thanks a million for stopping by, Valerie!

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