Morning Routine

I watch you stretch and yawn

Your early morning voice mesmerizes me

A little bit sleepy, slow and deeper than usual

I lay in bed as you move around the room

To the dresser, then to the shower

And I watch you undress

Every movement you make touches my heart

I am in awe of the fact you’re mine

And I hope I never lose this simple love


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – movement

Good Morning

I slowly open my eyes
Taking in the first morning’s light
I begin to stretch my arms
Feeling the warmth of the day already upon us
Yawning I look out the window
Trying to find the birds whose songs stir my senses
I throw the covers off my body
Ready to face the day with hope and determination
… this is going to be a beautiful day


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – stretch

Dawn’s Early Light


We sat in the truck next to each other talking about everything.  Our favorites, what we dreamed, our dislikes, what we had… it went on and on for hours.  Then as the first birds of the day began to signal the coming sunlight with song we were amazed that the time had passed.  Telling him I would see him later that night we just stared at the horizon watching the sun create the day’s first shadows.  Then with one last kiss goodbye I slid off of the seat and stepped into the grass, covered in morning dew.


Slowly walking to the door I heard him start the truck and pull out of the driveway.  I did all I could to keep from looking back and waving goodbye.  I removed my keys from my purse and heard a squirrel chatter at a bird in the tree as I opened the door.


The night is forever in my memory as an example of time truly lost in what seemed like seconds.  When you are with the right person at the right time, time more than stands still.  It runs backwards and takes your breath away.


Happy and Grateful – Day 292

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

Today was a pretty good day.  Weather was nice and I was able to walk to my weekly doctor’s appointment.  Taking a little bit of time to see the beauty of the trees I pass by on my way across the apartment complex.  The fall colors are really starting to pop.  I am hoping to make it to the park in the next week maybe to take some pictures before it is too late.

My doctor’s appointment went well.  It is always good to see my therapist.  I am having a little trouble with the morning appointment times.  I made it to alarm #4 before I started to really wake up.  I think I only have one more morning appointment left.  I find it so frustrating that I have trouble sleeping but then once I am asleep I have trouble waking up.  But I made it there and got to see the doctor and that made me happy.

Tonight was pretty quiet.  My boyfriend and I watched a little TV and had a nice dinner.  I am always grateful that my boyfriend likes to cook and will do so almost every night.  By the time dinner comes around I am often either tired or hurting.

Speaking of tired, it is time to rest my eyes.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!