This morning I decided to treat myself to a private breakfast on our back deck. I have an old ceramic steel table that I found several years ago that is always an inviting place to sit and gaze. I set the table with some vintage tableware that I have collected and of course it wouldn't be complete without beautiful vintage linens. This one is a hand embroidered dresser scarf that features pots of pansies surrounded by handmade tatting. I have a real passion for vintage linens. I marvel at the time and care that was taken to create them. One day I will do a post to feature some of my lovelies.
This morning the weather is cool and cloudy and a bit of light drizzle is falling. For those who haven't heard me say it before, we are in the midst of a severe drought and every drop of moisture that falls is celebrated with much rejoicing. Especially those of us on well water!! I am praying that it rains buckets....but I must stop talking about it for fear I will frighten it away.
Yesterday, I went to Harry's Whole Foods Market. I love to go there:) They have the best selection of fruits and veggies anywhere. They also bake delicious whole grain breads, I chose a wonderful pumpernickel that had not been out of the oven long.....YUM YUM. That is what I had for breakfast this morning topped with blueberry butter that was made right here in Georgia. I also picked up some organic Colombian coffee beans that were roasted right on site at the market. I gave my husband a Cuisinart grind and brew coffee maker for our 15th wedding anniversary, I am not sure who enjoys it most.... it makes an excellent cuppa joe.
I don't know why I don't do things like this for myself more often. I guess I allow myself to become too busy to enjoy a bit of respite now and then. I often find myself moving too fast to enjoy and savor moments. It's a shame really, time moves so quickly by itself it really doesn't need me to rush it along any faster. Is it just me, or do most people feel this way?
If you feel like sharing, tell me what are the ways you like to take a pause.....