Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Morning

This morning when I woke up (after a night of the strangest dreams I have EVER had...what DID I eat last night???),  it felt like Autumn.

Like, totally.

The windows in our little house on our little street were wide open and the air was chilly and fresh and clean.  That guy that I like so much, who I think still lives here after arriving home late last night, was already gone for a long, long day.  My youngest was sound asleep which meant that the whole quiet house was all mine.


Muffins seemed fitting...pumpkin muffins, with chocolate chips in them.  I'd like to say that they were homemade but Trader Joe's does it SO well...but I can say that they were home 'stirred'.

How's that sound?


It's so easy on quiet mornings like this when the early day sun is shining into the house to stop and's as if the light is saying 'all will be well'.

And I cling to that hope like the ivy that is clinging to my little stuccoed house.  

Like glue.

I need reminders of this...not just when the sun is shining, but also when the skies are grey and cloudy.  Reminders that the sun is still there behind the gloom and doom...that even when we can't see the light, or feel the warmth, it is always there.


It's a concert weekend for that guy that I like so much, as well as doing a clinic of some sort or another and the hosting of a guest composer.  In other words,  that means he won't be around much at all for the next few days.  


On the home front I have one teen who is arguing his point for going to an upcoming concert (and I can assure you that it is NOT a choral concert) at a small theater in LA.  On a school night.  An hour away.  One that a bunch of his friends already have permission to go to and I am the final hold out.  And my teen...well, let's just say that he would make a fine attorney.

The other teen is hanging out with friends at a festival in our town, hopping from one food stand to another.  He got out of the car this morning with his saggy jeans and a beanie on his head and all I could think (after telling him to pull up his pants) was,  'here we go again...'

Have I mentioned how much I love free will?


As for me...not much today.  The grocery shopping is done and the house is picked just might be a hallmark movie kinda day.  I've got a pumpkin baking for a new recipe that I am trying for pumpkin ravioli...smells pretty good in here!


How about you...what are your weekend plans?


  1. Please, I beg of you, magic wand my homework away and I'm coming to your house...five minutes ago. I was supposed to go to San Diego, ain't happening due to homework. And upon reading your post, I'd much rather come to your house than do homework.

  2. I have the same pumpkin mix! Sadly, TJ's was out of pumpkin pancake mix today, but I still have one box on the pantry shelf. I did pick up a pumpkin pie, pumpkin scone mix, and a small pumpkin cake roll at another store. Do you sense a fall food theme here?

  3. Ahhhh Michele, I dream of this kind of day! Over here - hotter than blazes at the soccer game then on to Oktoberfest. Wishing fall would get here already!

  4. Just to let you know...the pumpkin cake roll with buttercream frosting was incredible! Usually cakes aren't worth the calories, but this was an exception.


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