Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Good morning to you

I’m writing this post early in the morning, which is something I almost never do. In the morning, I have my coffee and get ready for work, leaving the house early. But last night, the power went out during a storm around 7 pm and didn’t come back on until some time in the middle of the night. When I woke up I thought I was going to be late for work because my clock said 6:38. Oh, my!!

Needless to say, I hustled and got ready and then came down for my coffee only to find that I had actually woken up a full half hour early. I think my husband had reset my clock like this as a little joke on me. Luckily for my husband, I have a good sense of hummer.

So this is why I’m doing a post this morning.

Unfortunately, I really have nothing to say.

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Except good morning.

The photo above was morning for me exactly one week ago while vacationing in Maine. My husband woke me at 6 am and we were packed and out the door by 6:45 for our journey from Deer Isle to the next island to the east of us: Mt. Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. It was raining when we left the cottage, but the skies were beginning to clear by the time we arrived at the park.

Can you imagine hiking across mountain tops with incredible vistas such as this? It’s just something I love to do. And it’s good for you, too.

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1. What are you looking for?

2. What are you waiting for?

3. When you travel, what sort of souvenirs do you tend to bring home for yourself?

4. What did you have for breakfast today?

5. What is the best meal of the past seven days?

Inquiring minds need to know these things.

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

27 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. Those clothes that used to fit. I know they're somewhere in my closet . . .
2. A night in shining armor. (I'm kidding).
3. Besides photographs, something that was made locally.
4. I'll be having blueberry frosted mini-shredded wheats.
5. It would have to be the lahbsta dinna. Oh, yeah.

~ C.G.

Barb T. said...

Well, Kate, you know I would love to hike those mountaintops every morning, just like you. That is an absolutely beautiful shot you've included in the post.

1. I guess I am looking unsuccessfully for any artistic ability to surface.
2. I am waiting (very impatiently} for my fall trip to the White Mts. for some very serious hiking.
3. I love to bring back leaves and bark and twigs for my nature journal; food (on this upcoming trip I already am planning on Blueberry jam, maple syrup from Polly's Pancakes, and cheese), and maybe a t-shirt.
4. I ate shredded wheat for breakfast--boring!!
5. I had a grilled Wisconsin Brick cheese and bacon sandwich which was out of this world!!

emily said...

1. A job. ugh.
2. Dani's wedding!
3. Usually nothing. Sometimes a sketchbook if I forgot one.
4. Just a peach so far. I will probably have an egg white omelet eventually.
5. Joe made pasta primavera on Sunday with chorizo and pesto from all local, fresh ingredients- even the linguini and chorizo. yumm.
have a great day!

Mary said...

Oh, I wold love to hike up there -- beautiful!

1. someone to photograph
2. the talent to become a portrait photographer
3. shells, stones, pressed flowers and leaves, antique prints
4. frosted mini wheats
5. fresh corn, tomato salad, my husband's famous Mondo-Burgers.

Ellen said...

1. Motivation to do some sewing.

2. Vacation!

3. A Christmas ornament and something unusual that will remind me of my trip.

4. Lucky Charms - so bad, but so good!

5. Fresh corn two nights ago, with grilled pork chops and homemade applesauce

JeanneWalker said...

Good morning/good afternoon/good evening/good night...whenever you read this, Country Girl.

I found your blog, going from Laura's blog, to another blog, to another blog, etc. I must say that I enjoyed reading your first few blogs, backwards, and then decided to go back a ways to 'catch up' on your life. You are a very interesting lady. And, being a dog lover myself, I LOVE Charlie. My little almost 8 year old schanunzer GRACIE is our little girl. We did not have children, so God blesses us with puppies, albeit one at a time. We will be married 25 years in December and she is our second 'child'.

I am looking for a digital camera online. I've checked out your camera which appears to be a very high quality and easy to use camera. I have always taken really good 'snapshots' and I've always wanted to take it many steps further. You have inspired me to go for it!

I am waiting to be inspired to lose weight. I've had weight issues all my life. Now that I am 58 years young and have way too many pounds on me and have been on oh, too many 'diets', I am at the end of my rope. So I decided it was time...time to let go and let God take the helm. So this Saturday, I am attending an orientation for a weight-loss Bible study...First Place 4 Health. Ever heard of it?

We don't travel as much as you and your husband...and Charlie...do. My husband is a contractor who works mostly for Shell Pipeline Corp. and is away from home quite a bit. We have a motorhome that he lives in while he is off working. Currently he is in a job between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and I'm here 'visiting' with him. I loved your pictures you took on your excursion to Louisiana's version of Sin City. I am a Baton Rouge native by the way that is currently living outside of Houston. So when I am 'traveling' I usually buy something for my 'granddaughter' Rileigh Grace. She is the daughter of some very, very close and dear friends of ours that live around the corner...we moved there to be near them. Jason and Christi are our 'kids' through love. So when they were blessed with this precious child we were asked to be her 'third' set of grandparents and will joyfully accepted. They moved to Houston from Orange County (CA) and we moved from Baton Rouge to Houston. Actually we live in Cypress (Tx) which is northwest of Houston (Texas' version of Sin City).

I am looking for something to wear in the RV closet! I've been here about 10 days and I'm quickly running out of clothes!

For breakfast, I will be having Cinammon Swirl oatmeal. Yummo!

The best 'dinna' I've had this week was at Lone Star Steakhouse...a juicy and tasty ribeye and a wonderfully sweet sweet potato along with a Caesar salad.

I hope that I haven't bored you or taken up too much of your life with this long-winded comment.

Have a greatly blessed week,
Jeanne (Walker)
writejeanne@att.net

PS: I don't see a 'spell check' here, so please forgive any typos! Hugs to Charlie!!!

Deb said...

1. What am I looking for? Wow, such a probing question. What first comes to mind is financial independence in the form of a job. But on a grander scale, I would say I am looking for
2. I am waiting patiently for my husband to return from NJ and the hopes that we will be able to buy a condo next year.
3. Usually souviners of the collectable type like an ornament. But also my photographs.
4 This morning, I had a bunch of vitamins.
5. My husband cooked the best steaks at my sister's last Friday. He seasoned them with Montreal Steak seasoning, rubbed on both side with a hint of olive oil. I craved them last night but settled or scrambled eggs.

excuse me now while I change Jack's diaper...whew!

Hilary said...

I love your "sense of hummer". I think itis perfect.
Questions...so early in the morning yet.
I am looking for my skinny self. I left her somewhere along the way, and try as I might, I cannot find her.
I'm waiting for a trip to Maine.
I tend to bring books and local publications from wherever I go.
I had generic Special K with skim milk and tea.
Best meal of the last seven days was half of a Cape Cod Reuben, and half of Rob's chopped salad. My daughter and I each ordered then shared. They were both delicious.

Louis Duke said...

Love your surveys.
1. Breakfast.
2. School to start.
3. Scale models of famous buildings.
4. I am probably about to have a cinnamon roll.
5. Ham's (the reasteraunt).

Daryl said...

Good morning!

So Husband was reading your blog and told me that he thinks George is a terrific pup .. maybe someday he can meet him when MPM isnt around to scare him ..George, not Husband.

1. Right now, nothing. Maybe later I will look for a bandaid to put on the bottom of my foot, my sandal is rubbing ... sort of

2. For my sciatica to give up and go away .. but this weather is making it worse!

3. I always try to buy myself something special .. exquisite earrings from Venice, Italy ... a fabulous old oil can from Mathews, VA.

4. Oatmeal .. today it was a 5 on a scale of 10 .. edible but a little too mushy

5. Oh .. this fabulous fontina cheese, heirloom tomato sandwich on Ciabatta roll w/pesto and bacon... tho I didnt eat the bacon ..

JeanneWalker said...

A multitude of pardons required. I don't know why I referred to George as Charlie. I don't even know a Charlie....

Char said...

good morning - good to see you at an unexpected time.
1. a job

2. a job

3. usually nothing for myself except photographs. i tend not spend money on souvenirs except for the kids.

4. a nutty buddy bar and dr. pepper - very bad.

5. fried pork chops, steamed cabbage, fresh corn and mashed potatoes.

Suzette said...

1. Love - in all the wrong places.
2. My daughter's life to click into place - so I can get on with mine.
3. Something natural - seashells, bits of wood, rocks...etc.
4. Kind of upset this morning...can't eat.
5. My birthday dinner at a beautiful seafood restaurant. Talapia stuffed with crab, shrimp and scallops. YUM!

Hilary said...

1) A firewire adapter that will link my old computer to my new one.

2) Migraine meds to kick in.

3) Something handmade or nature made found locally. And a tee/sweatshirt.

4) Coffee

5) Frank's bbq ribs.. they're always the best.

kacey said...

1. Looking for the perfect photos to blow up large for my kitchen
2) Waiting for my backyard to be finished
3)Souvenirs? Photos and coffee mugs
4)Breakfast. Coffee only. (don't tell my mother!)
5) BBQ pork tenderloin "steaks."

noble pig said...

I'm looking for my checkbook.
I'm waiting for my grapes to be put in.
Souvenirs...I really don't buy them.
No breakfast yet.
Best meal was on Monday...a shrimp boil I cooked myself.

Krista said...

Looking for a passion.
Waiting for inspiration.
Photographs and ornaments I collect.
No breakfast yet.
Best meal this week, seafood boil with family.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

-Today, looking for lost time.
-Excited about possibility of an Italian holiday next month.
-Bath products, photos, textiles.
-Home made muffins
-Home made tomato, chick pea, artichoke heart, pesto soup

Caroline said...

Good questions:

1. Looking for school supplies today
2. Waiting for dreams to start coming true
3. I like cute tee shirts or rocks ;)
4. cinnamon toast and coffee
5.Delicious XO shrimp and green beans from Chinese take out ;)

becky up the hill said...

1. What are you looking for?

A good seamstress I can barter with. I am a good gardener and cook!

2. What are you waiting for?

The needy Seamstress. I may have to lock her in the attic, er..if I had one.

3. When you travel, what sort of souvenirs do you tend to bring home for yourself?

I wanted a vtg souvenir plate on my recent trip to Oregon. Plus vtg linens.
4. What did you have for breakfast today?

Scrabbled egg with fresh basil, fresh parmesan cheese, toasted bagel and my coffee

5. What is the best meal of the past seven days?

Breakfast at Maddie's in Brookings, Oregon

JAS-- said...

1. A really good tut on how to use layers and texture for dummies like moi. I love the Florabella look.

2. The sun to dry the grass so I can mow it.

3. Simple treasures that remind me of the trip--smooth, broken seashell pebbles from a NC beach is the latest. One is in the shape of a heart--spent some time there with my precious grandchildren.

4. Mickey D's #3 with oj.

5. Shrimp and crab stuffed baked potato with salad and hushpuppies at the Sanitary Fish Market in Morehead, NC. Yum!

Katie Aiken Ritter said...

1. What are you looking for?

What everybody is: love, money, accomplishment...barring that, then fun, contentment, a sense of excitement.

2. What are you waiting for?

To get the to-do list whittled down a little bit, and then I WILL start yoga again.

3. When you travel, what sort of souvenirs do you tend to bring home for yourself?

One very-cool edgy clothes item (not lingerie), and a lot of travel flyers I then have to store somewhere in my junk piles.

And an extra pound or two.

4. What did you have for breakfast today?

Lord forgive me, leftover cold fried catfish. It was in the refrigerator and I cannot tell you how incredibly lazy I am about cooking for myself.

5. What is the best meal of the past seven days?

Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant, on International Drive in Orlando, while there for the Melaleuca convention. The best Italian food I have ever had, ever.

great questions! loved reading the other answers! Kate, you could make a party out of four people and thin air.
:-)

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

1. I'm looking for something to wear to my son's wedding at a horse farm Labor Day weekend--(it MUST be comfortable)and I HATE to shop for clothes!

2. I am waiting to go to bed. I'm tired from returning to my job at school today after a long summer break.

3. I always look for an interesting rock if it's outdoors. In shops I look for a piece of old china or vintage bird pictures. I also have a thing for pumpkins, and old sugar bowls and cream pitchers and old jars. I bought an old qt. milk bottle with "Purity Ice Cream" embossed in the glass on my last trip.

4. Peanut butter and elderberry jelly on whole wheat bread and milk/coffee in the car on the way to school.

5. Bacon and tomato/lettuce on whole wheat bread with olive oil mayo. Yummm

Astaryth said...

I'll give them a go:

1. Almost anything that will catch my interest...

2. I'm not sure... but I'll know it when it gets here!

3. t-shirst an stuffed animals... no, really!

4. A fresh peach and a coke ;p

5. Creamy Garlic Chicken from Bento Cafe.

Reddirt Woman said...

1. Someone to share... someone to care... do I have you humming a tune now?
2. motivation
3. rocks or shells and t-shirts
4. Cookies and iced tea
5. A pot of blackeyed peas. They were so good I've eaten them for two of the last three days including a bowl for a bedtime snack.

Better late than never.

Gwen said...

1. What are you looking for? A pause button; but I'd settle for a slow-mo button.

2. What are you waiting for? Nothing. Life happens to fast to wait.

3. When you travel, what sort of souvenirs do you tend to bring home for yourself? Photos; and maybe a rock or some sand.

4. What did you have for breakfast today? Iced coffee.

5. What is the best meal of the past seven days? Humm... probably the Mexican dish I had a this quaint little place by my home. Although, maybe it was more the margarita that I enjoyed so much.

Lori said...

1. Time - specifically relalation time as life has been a tad crazy lately

2. At this moment for the clock to hit 4pm so I can leave work. Long term, for everything to align and our house to sell so we can make our long awaited move to Tennessee.

3. I don't usually bring alot of souveniers home, mostly photographs and maybe something handmade by a local or a regional food item of some sort

4. Eggs, ham & buttered toast

5. A meal at a wedding reception, very elegant and very yummy.