Enjoying the Evening

screen-house

A respite from the bugs, a room for conversation, a place for an after-supper cup of tea.

This is my screen house.

We have enjoyed many moments in it. But a spontaneous cuddle with our children at sundown tops them.

The evening breeze, the stars above, and the people I love the most in all the world.

This is happiness.

Morning

morning

I set my alarm for 6:00 am, every day. Even in the summer.

I do this for a few reasons: To get the most out of my day, to write, and because I love mornings. I especially love quiet mornings, before the kids are up and there are things to do, places to go. If I’m lucky, I get an hour; sometimes, I might get fifteen minutes. Today is especially quiet.

Just me, my coffee, and my thoughts.

Singing in the Wind

A Heart-Shaped Rock

I don’t sing in public. Ever.

My kids tell me my singing voice is terrible, and ask me not to sing in the car. But I love to sing, and do it anyway. Just not around anyone outside of my family.

Yesterday, while walking on the beach, though, the kids and I broke into song: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”.

It was fun and not the least bit embarrassing. (Strong winds and no one else in sight probably helped.)

Maybe I should sing more and care less.