I like sleeping in. But I like waking up early better.
I love those moments in the mornings when the kids are still sleeping and Danny is at work because it’s the only quiet and peaceful time that I have to myself all day long. Once I hear that pitter patter of little feet running down the stairs, demanding a breakfast that won’t be eaten, I know the day has begun.
I love those first few moments of quiet in the morning when I can drink my coffee, go over my thoughts, and plan my day…all by myself. Because I know that I won’t get another moment alone until at least the next morning…if I’m lucky.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and family, but everyone needs a little bit of solitude once in a while. And having two boys that are overly energetic rarely allows me time to have a calm moment during the day.
So, quiet and peaceful mornings…I love you.
P.S. I hear those little feet running down the stairs right now…good-bye quiet. Hello life.
Someone doesn’t like to be photographed in the morning:
Today, I started out my morning with a gingerbread coffee k-cup that I might have borrowed from Office Depot. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of gingerbread, but that coffee was delicious.
For breakfast, I had another round of chocolate chip pancakes…I can’t help it. They’re that good.
After breakfast, the kids and I headed to the grocery store to buy stuff for tomorrow. On a whim, I bought cranberries to make the pear cranberry sauce that I saw on Skinny Taste’s blog earlier this month. The only other ingredient I could remember was pear, so I bought one.
The recipe on Skinny Taste’s blog calls for two pears. I only used one since that was all that I bought.
Cranberry Pear Sauce
- 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 ripe pear, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the cranberries burst.
- Remove from heat and let cool before refrigerating.
This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
I hope everyone has a great day!