At this moment, Rich is doing something very romantic for me. We’re out of coffee for the 3rd day in a row, so he is on his way to Dunkin’ Donuts to get me a nice fresh cup. It will be nice not to drink instant again. The sun is just beginning to come up, and because little Davy-do was on the couch when he left, he took him along for an early dark morning ride with Daddy (and, maybe he will get a donut!) Buying me a cup of coffee will add an extra 20 minutes to his already 45 minute commute, so I take this as the precious gift that it is.
But this post isn’t just about this morning. It’s about yesterday; it was late afternoon, the kids were outside and it was time for me to start making dinner. I had chicken in the fridge so I pulled out my current favorite cookbook, “Flavors of Fall” and opened it up to look for chicken recipes. Low and behold, on the same page as “Chicken Vermicelli” I read this quote:
The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October. . . .who could ever clutch it? Ralph Waldo Emerson
After sitting and gazing out the window for a moment, I put my cookbook down, found my camera, and ran outside. It was the exact shimmery sort of afternoon that Emerson was describing. I would try to clutch some. Dinner could wait.
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Dinner was half an hour late. We had tuna noodle casserole.
My coffee is here so I must go. Enjoy your day, lovely ones! Blessings to you and yours.