Monday, September 23, 2013

This Morning


Looking out the kitchen window at 10 o'clock this morning the mountains are still shrouded in a fog although the sun is shining in town. It is a beautiful morning, clear and cool. A soft rain last night left a wet footprint on the patio and the colors are vibrant. I love my little patio. It was one of the things I fell in love with the first time I saw this house.

There is something so special about the mornings in this house. One morning last week I woke up and looked though the tree foliage outside my bedroom window. The sky was a neon blue. Really, neon blue! Such an amazing color that I was afraid to move for fear it would disappear. I don't think I've ever seen that color in the morning sky before.

I have made breakfast, had coffee, read emails and now, a loaf of banana nut bread is in the oven. It is filling the kitchen with warmth and a wonderful smell that is so comforting.

It was just a week ago today that I returned to San Miguel and the return this September is so different this year than it was last year when I came back for the first time after Ned died. Then I wasn't sure if I would stay in San Miguel or not but within a week or two I was pretty sure that I would. This year there were not any questions in my mind about living here. I truly came home.

Every morning last week when I woke up, my soul was filled with peace and joy but it was not a shout-out-loud joy. It was more like a sense of being in the right place. I do not know what tomorrow will bring but I am so thankful for this moment; the smell of baking bread, my hands in warm soapy dishwater, the view out the kitchen window, the birds chirping away on the patio, Carly napping near by. I am blessed.

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  1. Sounds like you are in a good place both mentally and physically. I am glad for you.

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    1. Brenda, I am in a very good place in every way.

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  2. What a lovely scene, Billy. I'm really glad that you are 'home' and have found peace.

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    1. I know you saw the patio and I hope you could image my kitchen. LOL

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  3. And we are blessed that you share such gorgeousness with us - your picture and post made me long for all of that. The only thing I can conjure right now is the banana bread. It's a start.

    Thank you.

    Barbara

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    1. Barbara, banana nut bread is a damn good start. I'm so tempted to cut into my loaf but I'm trying to save it for tomorrow. Not sure I will make it until then.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, Billie. I only recently learned there was a word - petrichor - for that sweet scent of recent rain on dry earth.

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    1. Im so glad to know this word because it is one I can use in SMA. Now it will be fun to see how many people look at me strange when I use it. LOL

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  5. Contentment is an object that cannot be bought. Cherish it.

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  6. Love your entry today Billie....so glad for you....

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  7. You are indeed blessed... Anyone who has found such peace and tranquility is.

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  8. That is a beautiful patio. Your photo inspired me to do some of my gardening today...

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