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!

20 comments:

  1. I got my deck ready for the season yesterday and, like you, it's so nice to be able to sip hot coffee out there in my bathrobe in the mornings again - I love it! What a great post, your writing is so descriptive on how you ease into your day!

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    1. Thanks Debbie and I am glad you are enjoying your deck too. :)

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  2. Is that a stick that Caesar brought onto the porch? My dog will forever chew on what seems like every stick or branch in the yard.
    What a wonderful friend you have. I have one college friend and former roommate who is that person for me.
    Sounds like you will have some great family time coming up. Be blessed. SJ

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    1. No SJ, it is actually one of his cables that he gets hooked up to when we have to go somewhere. He has one down near the house and another one up further in the yard under his favorite tree. He is laying on it hoping that he would not get put on it when I left. Lucky for him, Jeff was home so he got to stay inside with "daddy" when I left today.

      I'm glad you have a friend like that too SJ. Donna and I were saying that we thought our lives would slow down one our children were grown but it seems like it has just gotten busier. We are making plans though to carve out some time monthly if possible to get caught up. :)

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  3. I love friends like this. They are rare. I have one or two that we have been friends for a long time and we can go for a long time without seeing each other due to life and always pick right up.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that Chrissy! Our friends are such an important part of our lives. Be blessed!

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  4. This was such a relaxing post to read! I love the way you described everything- I felt like I was sitting right there with you. I hope your day was wonderful, my friend! :)

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    1. Thank you Dawn. :) It was a wonderful day and one that I will treasure for a very long time to come. Be blessed!

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  5. Hi Debbie, I hope you had a terrific visit with a wonderful friend. I have a friend like that and they are irreplaceable! I like your patio furniture ... it looks so fresh and springtime.
    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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    1. Hi Mrs. B. I really did have a wonderful visit with my friend and we are hoping to make it a monthly thing going forward. :)

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  6. Your patio looks so clean and inviting. Haven't put my cushions out yet. Soon though. Don't you just love friendships like that? Such a wonderful blessing. Yes it does get a whole lot busier when the grandkids come along...got to love it.

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    1. Hi Jean, my hubby swept and vacuumed the deck right before he put the furniture out. Believe me, with a dog that sheds like mad, it will not stay looking that way for long. ;)

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  7. I love old friends like that. I think everyone probably has 1 or 2 that they can get back together with like no time has passed at all. I definitely have 2. I gotta say, your porch does look awfully cozy, I would want to be out there too!

    Have a great weekend Debbie! :-)

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    1. I'm so glad you have friends like that too Jessica. :) I do love our porch, otherwise known as Doofy's huge playpen. ;) Be blessed!

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  8. I hope you had a lovely catch up with your good friend. Friends like that are diamonds. They are rare, precious and very precious. Hope you are having a wonderful Easter.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I did and yes, they are! I hope you had a wonderful Easter as well. :)

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  9. I hope you had a wonderful time with your friend. Hope, too, that you'll enjoy spending time with the family who will be gathering to celebrate. Take care of yourself. Wish you a very happy Easter.

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    1. I did Bless. :) It was also wonderful to have our family together and for us to all get to spend some time with my mom. :)

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  10. This was such a lovely post, Debbie. I felt like I was right there with you in the morning listening to the rain on the tin roof. I hope you two friends had a great time :)

    xo

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    1. Aw thanks Rue...we really did and plan on doing it monthly now. :)

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