Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I woke up to a cold house this morning.  What a glorious feeling!  The air outside is crisp and clear, having been washed by a good downpour yesterday.  Even the birds sensed the renewal and they chirped happily. Somewhere in the back of my mind Cat Stevens crooned 'Morning Has Broken' followed by Johnny Nash's 'I Can See Clearly Now'. 

I almost waltzed as I made the coffee.  Almost faster than the speed of thought it was ready, filling the air with its tantelizing aroma.  I poured a cup and sipped with my eyes closed, enjoying the moment.  The taste of rich coffee sweetened by a tincture of hazelnut transported me to the peaceful meadows of Calgonia where butterflies fluttered past in a warm, gentle breeze.

"Mom, I said whats for lunch?"

Johnny Nash screeched to a halt like a needle dragging across a record and my eyes flew open.  My daughter stared up at me, still chomping on a heat-n-serve pancake, her hair a tangled mess, her feet still bare.  Behind her the dining table still bore evidence of last night's supper, now joined by breakfast dishes and forgotten school books.

I blinked twice and twitched my nose.  Dang, it worked for Samantha on Bewitched... why not me?  With a heavy sigh as reality washed away the last wisp of inspiration, I trudged down the hall to gather the loose coins I had scrounged up for lunch money... watching carefully not to step on the runaway snake.


swmpgrly said...

athis morning was also a nice crisp morning in massachusettes.

cmarlow330 said...

lololol.. then reality hits you.... lololololol

EEEEEKKKKK STOP...... that dream was over fast.. lolololololol

womandriver2 said...

You had me going for a moment.... I was so getting relaxed... then ... just like home... reality came slapping in!  Love your journal.

mutualaide said...

LOL...I HATE when that happens....

gdireneoe said...

LOL  Dorn?  MORE hazelnut...that'll fix it. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

mom23nca said...

LOL, well you could go back to your daydream once they were all at school.  One down, two to go for me. My last child won't start school until Sept. 6th!

heathyrxmarie said...

LMAO!  OH, Dorn, you painted the perfect picture!  I can see it all in my head!
Still no news on the snake? -shivers-

globetrotter2u said...

I still have a cardboard magic wand from my first visit to Cinderella's castle in Disneyworld. Every now and then I take it out and wave it around like a moron. Those darned Disney people should never have filled a housewife's foolish minds with such empty promises.

jckfrstross said...

House work is a never ending job ugh... Hope you find the snake:)


cdittric77 said...

Did that snake ever end up cuddling with you? :)
Peace and love,

tc01hm said...

A true crisp morning, only in my dreams!
A fond, good PM from So Louisiana and eyes on the Gulf!

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sunnyside46 said...

i love that first cool morning
maybe the snake will hibernate