Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Peter Pan and Wednesday Morning Thoughts and Plans
When my alarm went off this morning, I found myself in that strange place, you know the one. Remember that line in Peter Pan where as Wendy and her brothers are going home she asks Peter where she will find him again and he says something to the effect of between sleep and waking up? That is where I am right now. Somewhere between sleep and waking up. Not a bad place to be honestly.
The world is waking up and I can hear the cooing of the Mourning Doves along with the songs of the other little birds. The sound of Mourning Doves takes me right back to my childhood and is so comforting. It reminds me that I have a brand new day ahead of me and I get to choose to make of it what I want.
The rain is just beginning to gently fall and the sound of it pattering on the metal roof is another sound of comfort for me. I was finally able to coax Caesar back up on the porch and out of the rain with the promise of some treats. He, Doofy and I are slowly getting a start on our day and easing into it. I think we are all happy to have the outdoor furniture set up again so we can all be out here together even if it is currently 48F. Thank goodness for soft, fluffy and warm robes and hot coffee to sip on to keep me warm. 😉
My plans for today are to meet a dear friend for coffee here in town in about 45 minutes. We are meeting at the little coffee shop that one of my sweet neighbors owns. Donna and I have not had a chance to get caught up in ages and I miss her. We homeschooled our kids together for 9 years, taught at the Homeschool Co-op that we helped organize, our kids were in a Praise and Worship band together and we even took a vacation and bonded over tetanus shots after stepping on rusty carpet tacks. We've been there for each other as our children grew up, got married (not to each other), two of our children got divorced, devastating miscarriages, joyful births of grandchildren and both of us with major health issues. We are the kind of friends that can months or even years without seeing each other but will pick right back up where we left off. We are also the kind of friends that would drop just about everything to be there for each other if needed. Those kinds of friendships are rare and I treasure mine with Donna.
Well I see that I have 2 minutes before I need to hop in the shower and get ready to go. I'm looking forward to spending time with Donna and then it's off to get the shopping done so that I have everything I need for Steven's baby shower and to feed my crew that will be here starting tomorrow when my mom arrives. I love knowing that soon most of my loved ones will be here together again. Hopefully it will not be that long before my dad and brother Fritz an come for a visit also. 😊 Be blessed!