Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday Morning Happiness

Saturday morning has rolled around again, and for once it feels like we do not have anything we are running to. We slept in a little, we walked the dogs, we talked to a new neighbor about how much she enjoys our dogs (thank God, since our dogs are very noisy), we discussed how many spoonfuls of coffee grounds should be added to make a perfect pot of coffee (my husband says 8, I just dump until it looks right), we ate Corn Pops for breakfast, and agreed that the coffee I made this morning was a wee bit strong.

We discussed my husband's favorite book (Earth Abides) which he read four times last year, and I just finished, we agreed it is the kind of book that you think about from the moment you read the first page, all day while you can't read it, and when you finish the last page, you set it down and keep thinking about it.  I told our kids they had to read it so we could all discuss it, and this morning our daughter picked it up and is giving it a try.

She says it is pretty good.  My husband's heart is about to burst with happiness that she likes a book he likes!

And even though I have a dirty kitchen and several loads of laundry to take care of today, this Saturday morning happiness is going to spill over into the whole rest of the day.  I'm smiling and ready to tackle the work and of course, we have our date to look forward to: grocery shopping at the commissary!

That's a slice of true Saturday morning happiness. 


  1. There's a lot to smile about on this Saturday morning, the biggest smile reserved for a shared father/daughter literary experience. Also, I am smiling over your comment about being on the Board of the PTA for nine years. If you are still standing, let alone grinning after that experience, then you have a special place awaiting you in the great multi-purpose room in the sky, where all involved parents end up, after their little ones have gone on to higher education, at least at the high school level.

  2. Sounds like a little slice of heaven to me :)

  3. I love your description of Saturday morning. This is why I strongly believe that Saturdays leave too soon.

  4. Ah, grocery shopping at the commissary--one of my favorite things on the planet when I was a kid. LOVED IT.

    And I think finding a book that you can share as a family is a true gift.