"...For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Philippians 4:11
My everyday thing that I'm so grateful for this week is the weekend. I'm very thankful that I have one day out of the week that can, by theory, be more relaxed, more slow paced, and relatively peaceful in the morning. Sunday is church, so no more need be said of the franticness of trying to get a family of 5 out the door. Monday to Friday I have children arriving very early for dayhome and in the midst of greeting at the door and getting them settled I have my own children I need to make sure are up and at 'em and on track time wise for school. It can be very much chaos. Some mornings more controlled than others.
So I am happy and content with my Saturday mornings. I actually get to sleep in a little bit. Although I probably don't get any more sleep than on weekdays because I just stay up way too late on a Friday night. But there is just something about being able to stay in bed until you wake up on your own without that old alarm clock jarring you up into a sitting position with you fumbling around in a groggy, foggy state trying to turn the durn thing off. Yes, I have issues with the alarm clock.
And the coffee even tastes different on a day off. I don't know why. But maybe sitting while I'm drinking it may have something to do with it. Or maybe, it's that I can drink it in my housecoat. Or maybe, getting to read my bible and book in peace gives it a special flavor. But I feel like the girl on the Folger's commercial with cup raised to my lips, eyes closed in contentment, letting the steam arise up my nostrils in a satisfying intake of coffee aroma into my senses. That must be it. That's why coffee tastes better on a day off. I get to taste it while it's hot. Well, who knew!
Yes, I do love my day off!
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