Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Magic of the Ordinary: Waking up to Breakfast



It's Saturday morning and no one is awake but me.  

I'm humming along to country music playing on the kitchen radio.  

Even the dogs are sleeping in.  It's been a long week.

I love the magic feeling of knowing that the smell of bacon sizzling on the stove is going to be their wake-up alarm this morning, instead of the harsh sound of a beep or a bell.

This is one of the priveleged feelings known to a mom--maybe because I know how much I loved waking up to that smell.

You?

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

I know how you feel. I have a blackberry/peach coffee cake in the oven now...my girls will awaken to that wonderful aroma and a smile on their face! Enjoy your weekend. Marilyn @ www.mylifeoncedarlane.blogspot.com

Eileen @ My Evergreen Place said...

I definitely know how you feel. Saturday mornings here are for pancakes, waffles or french toast served with bacon as we gather around the table as a family. Enjoy these special moments.

Faith said...

I love the quietness of the morning...the breaking of a new day...filled with possibilities...

Egg in the hole is the order for this morning.....

I made sun pickles...bringing them in today...they have had a full week of heat/sunshine here in NE Ohio...

Faith said...

On cool mornings, love the smell of the way the bacon moves thru the cool air, and the well the coffee smells....it is a little bit of heaven...a simple joy for me...

Becky said...

I'm sure there will be bacon in heaven. I rarely eat it anymore, but I love to smell it frying!!

Deanna said...

BACON!!!!!!!
Such a great smell....oh so good.
Sweet Blessings to you,
d

Cher' Shots said...

Great post! Seems like whenever I make bacon, my husband always repeats the story of how that smell is a fond memory of visiting his Grandmas's house.
'hugs from afar'

C.W said...

I love the spatulas; I was wondering where in MI you are; I live in the Thumb; and I have a store in Caro,MI; Catty Wampus Fabric Co; 212 N State St; I would love it if you were able to stop by for a visit if you are ever in our area; we are open Tues-Sat 11-6. Its always fun to meet fellow bloggers:) Merrie

Grandma Becky said...

We slept in this a.m. I did make pizza this evening between ads of a movie we watched, unexpectedly. Hubby sits down with remote in hand and I was resting from grocery shopping, but it was a good movie! I made homemade biscuits last night to go with our fish fillets. Love cooking for the family. Love your post!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

It's so nice for those who have to get up early during the week to be able to sleep in on the weekend, isn't it?

LOVE those spatulas!

I'm thinking you are on the western side of the state? Your house is lovely.

Hi to Catty (CW)....and I would love to stop by your shop next time I visit Port Huron. I'm outside of Detroit.

Hi Faith...Sun pickles? Mmm!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

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This board would contain the name of the blog, the first name of the author ( last name, if you allow ) and birthday-- month and day only.
Once I get this put together, I will email to all participants.
If you know of others who would like to be listed, please give them my email address so I can add them.
I just think it would be handy to know when our friends birthdays are so we can send them our best wishes.
Those of you who have not yet sent me your address, please do. These will not be part of the blog board, but for my own personal address book. I like to send cards now and then.
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Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I love feeding my family a big breakfast. It seems like it would be SUCH a treat. It just thrills me!
Amitiés,
Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl

Joy said...

I love those popsicle-colored spatulas too! Love bacon for breakfast and that early morning quiet and promise of a day ahead. Your blog has just been a dose of fresh country air here! Ahhhh!