Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More morning light

A lace remnant covers my bathroom window, it was to be temporary but seven years later...

I finally got out of the house today, meeting Christopher on campus... sipping coffee... re-reading a Karen Andreola book until his Physics class ended... and coughing. 

Yes, lots of coughing.  So much so that I'm now in serious sleep deprivation but past experience tells me we are always at the end of the ailment when we feel we are coughing our self silly.

It was no surprise that I could not stay awake this afternoon.  I brought my pillow with its' lovely flannel pillowcase to the sofa and swiped borrowed Christopher's Google Snuggie from where he last used it in the family room.

Is that just the coolest thing? Google gave him the gift of a Snuggie with their name on it when he visited their Chicago headquarters... across from Trump Towers.  It is such a Google thing to do and I told him he had to save it as a memory of his college days... but I digress.

So, having slept the afternoon away... instead of prose I give you pictures all snapped within minutes of each other this morning.  The storms moved through our area during the night (all severe weather was to our south) and left behind beautiful golden sunlight streaming in through lace curtains.



I was thrilled to find this black framed bulletin board at Goodwill a few months ago!

A favorite picture of Christopher and Sheila's boys (I can't believe they are all grown up).  This was when Christopher was fencing competitively, thus... the longish hair.



The first light of morning is my favorite time of the day... as long as the coffee is ready.

10 comments:

Angela said...

I have the same experience with the cough thing. I have to keep cough drops by the bed, slather my neck in vicks vapor rub, etc. Love your lace curtains and the beautiful pillow on your bed!

Tracy said...

I love the beautiful Home Sweet Home pillow on your bed! :)

Anonymous said...

These cold thing that is going round now sure has everyone coughing forever it seems. :( Brenda, your pictures are especially gorgeous in this post! Such pretties!!! :) Have you been trying a different camera setting or something? Seems so many bloggers ..Vee included, are really studying and making the prettiest photos ! Such talent! Looks though like it takes lots of study and experiment. Looks complicated to me!! Sarah

Vee said...

What a pretty embroidered pillow on your bed. Glad that you were feeling well enough to get out for lunch. It's always good to get out of the house after a few days of being stuck. Your tea cup is just beautiful...

I can't hear about nasty weather anywhere anymore without thinking of someone. I was thinking of lots of someones with this morning's news. Glad it went south of you folks.

Elizabeth said...

I also love your photos, especially the teacup!Feel better soon!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Hey, I know about those temporary measures myself..... if you wouldn't have like the lace panel there, you probably wouldn't have left that long? BTW, it's a pretty panel.

Wishing you grace for the day... and a speedy recovery.

Cheryl (copperswife) said...

Glad you're on the bend. Hope the cough passes quickly!

Such pretty, pretty photos today! The pillow is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos today...enjoyed them all!! So sorry to hear you are still coughing...hope it ends soon!!

The pillow is especially gorgeous!
Elizabeth in NC

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I certainly do hope you are at the end of it!

LOVE the lace curtain! The Home Sweet Home pillow is pretty - is that a Rachel Ashwell pillow? I always love her stuff.

Lovely photos today!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

I so enjoy your writing my friend...don't they grow up sooo fast! I LOVE the part about the Google Snuggie!!! Glad you are on the mend, even though those pesky coughs are necessary for cleansing the last of the cold. ;)
Love,
Tracey
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P.S. First light is my favorite as well...