Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello November


This was this mornings coffee view. This is the beauty I get to look at from my front porch on a daily basis. It happened to be a crisp and frosty morning with the fog rising. Beautiful and so peaceful!

There is just something about November that I love. Come November my simple living and down to earth love goes into overdrive. I am baking, cooking, canning (deer season) my tush off. I have 4 great hunters in the family that provide us with plenty of fresh game throughout the hunting season.

I love wrapping a homemade quilt around my shoulders in the crisp morning air and drinking a cup of coffee on my porch swing while enjoying the view. In my mind and notebook I write down what needs to be done throughout the week. This makes my week run so much more smoothly; Business plans, paperwork, household chores, dinner menus, appointments- the basics. They are prioritized as to what needs to be done first second and so forth. I also have learned to block out a time of the day when I get to do the things I want to do. Some days it might be food storage, baking, visiting with friends, quilting, or knitting. I am currently crocheting a baby blanket ( no , not for me!) but for some dear friends that recently had a baby.

I try to get my more strenuous and the most hated tasks (hello paperwork and business calls) done first so all the rest fall into place and then I can relax if I get too tired or I can do the fun- me things. Even if the afternoon proves to be as hectic as the morning I make sure to find time in the evening to re-connect with me and my family. A very wise woman once told me that I tried to carry the world on my shoulders when in reality the only person you can control is yourself.

My point is this - sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day busyness that we truly do forget to smell the coffee! When I go outside in the mornings not only are the visual stimuli there to greet me, but the smells of fall are there too. Morning smoke from the wood-stove chimney, hickory and oak leaves, the birds getting their morning breakfast from the birdfeeders and of course- the smell of my French Vanilla coffee creamer Yum!

Now, as my friend Jim says "Let's go have a cup of coffee"

9 comments:

Cotton Shedd said...

What a beautiful photo and such peaceful words to go with it. I absolutely love fog, and knitting, and porch planning. Thanks for the great start to my week.

Angelena said...

Thanks for visiting!!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Isn't God's creation amazing?! you have a beautiful view from your home... lovely!
Fall is my favorite time of year for many of the reasons you listed. I love the smells of outside right now. The wood smoke, the leaves, the wet earth....
thanks for sharing your view today!

Nancy M. said...

It's so beautiful there!

molly said...

Simply stunning!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a stunning view, you are very lucky person.....

Gill in Canada

HermitJim said...

My friend, that coffee on the porch sounds like where I want to be!

Nothing like the smell and taste of fresh coffee to just add to the beauty and freshness of nature...!

Really nice post!

Cate said...

I have view envy!!!

Autumn out your way sounds blissful.

Cheers,
Cate

QuiltedSimple said...

Too true! Enjoy that beautiful view!
Kris