Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunday mornings...

"Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life."
Marilynne Robinson (Gilead)

Most mornings of my life I'm a jump-out-of-bed-and-get-going kind of person.  I go to the gym before work, and the BF goes to work early in the morning, so there's not a lot of time for chit chat or even for having a cup of coffee.  But on Sunday...well, that's a different story.  When the BF and I first started living together we accidentally started something that has now become the highlight of the week for both of us.  Sunday mornings, the first one to wake (usually me) gets up and gets the coffee, and two cups, and comes back to bed.  We then spend the next hour or two laying in bed drinking coffee together and catching up on the week.  Sometimes we talk politics, or tell each other about something we heard on NPR, and sometimes we tell stories about when our children were young or even stories about when we were young. We laugh a lot. Little Jack snuggles in with us, Sadie in her bed next to us, and sometimes Louise will even sit on the end of the bed.  They seem to enjoy this time as well.  Soon enough it's time to get up and go out for breakfast, but that hour or two spent having coffee in bed never fails to start my Sunday in a relaxed frame of mind, and isn't that what we all want for our Sundays?


  1. Makes me long for Sunday. It is a day to renew and recharge.

  2. yes, it is. and i think we should do it every day! beautiful picture.


  3. This sounds a lot like our mornings since getting back from overseas. We have been waking up at 4:00 a.m.(jet-lag) this week and end up starting the coffee around 5. My husband doesn't leave for work until 6:30 or 7, so we have plenty of time to hang out and relax a little while we enjoy our joe.
    It's like everyday is Sunday.

  4. Bonnie - you are so right!
    Janet - I have a friend whose mother is retired and recently remarried. Her mother's new husband told all of the children NOT to call them before 9 am every morning, because that was the time they spent drinking coffee in bed and talking. That's such a lovely picture in my head!
    Adrienne - Lucky you! Although I'm not sure getting up at 4am would be worth it, for me :-)!! At this point in my life, I think one of the reasons I enjoy Sunday so much is because I don't get to do this every day...someday I will, though!