May 10, 2008

Sipping coffee and dreamin'

This morning I woke up early - it had been a hot muggy night and I laid there and listened to the steady hum of the fan until the cat found out I was awake. I moved around, feed the feline and sat to wonder what to do. Then I remembered - my favorite part of the late spring - early summer is here. The Saturday veggie market opened today. I shower and grab my oh so yuppie cloth shopping bag. The camera bag was scooped up.

It's a slow start at the Pepper Place. Mostly all that are in are very early baby squash, beets and onions. I think the tomatoes were really from Florida. The coffee man was in place and my favorite bakery had fresh bread. Heaven. I drove by the Botanical Gardens and watched a bit as several little girls in heirloom dressed ran through the rose gardens away from the photographers out for the early light.

Then I remembered cupcakes. What better way to celebrate a day than with cupcakes, right? So, cupcakes and fresh chicken salad was purchased. And I'm home. A perfect kind of morning.

Everywhere I'm flooded with reminders of Mother's Day. There are so many things I could say about that. There are memories of last Mother's Day. Somehow telling my cat that "mama loves you" doesn't quite resonant the way it might with others. I have a mothery personality at times - I want to take care of all my friends and make it right for them. Heal their boo-boos and their hearts with plenty of tea and sympathy. I want to make them laugh. To smile, to sing, to be joyous.

The television is playing low in the background. Rachel is being kinetic and annoying. I sit and sip my slow roasted coffee the woman promised was from Kenya or some exotic land. She waved with a cheery "see you Monday", convinced I would be back for more of the same. How many times do we do something, thinking I'll do this again next time. I savor the moments.

I thought I knew where this writing was going. But, it turns out that I don't. But that's my kind of day really. The unexpected, sometimes delightful twists. I hope you find one for yourself.


  1. SOunds like a great day! Now I'm craving cupcakes like nobody's business!

  2. LOL having another as breakfast

    what is it about cupcakes? I guess it's just the right size and you feel festive.

  3. I was thinking about you today, and wondering how it was going. It sounds like you'll be OK. :)

  4. there are moments as it is for anyone....that it's difficult. thank you my friend.

  5. There are always twists and turns. Some good, some bad, sometimes delightful.

    It's writing like this that fills that final category.

    namaste myfriend.


i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.