Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Morning Ritual

Once again, the alarm jolts me awake in the morning. From the basement I hear the sound of water in the shower - the boys are up and at 'em. I turn on the radio to hear if school will start late this morning. But no, not today. We've toughened up since last year; an inch or two of snow is nothing. Rolling out of bed, the clothes go on, the dog is let out of his crate, and I shuffle out to the kitchen. Coffee beans whir in the grinder and soon that gorgeous brown elixir is filling my cup.

At least three mornings a week milk and wheat berries are poured into the Bosch blender to begin the process of making whole wheat pancakes. I cut slices of bread for the twins to make their peanut butter sandwiches for school, and one of the boys appears from downstairs, ready for the day. This time of year I particularly enjoy making the pancakes as the extra heat from the griddle is appreciated! Now it's time to awaken the remaining son who just cannot seem to set an alarm clock and get himself out of bed. Slowly he rises and makes his way to the shower.

By 7:00 the boys have eaten (except Brendan who just has no appetite in the morning, but the twins make up for him), taken the dog out for a quick trip to the bushes, and are out the door to catch the school bus. I refill my coffee cup and start another pot.

9 comments:

Cathy B said...

Busy, busy morning! Wish I lived close to you - I'd be on your doorstep hoping you would invite me in for pancakes!

Alison said...

Hey count me in for those pancakes, Im sure they're soooo scrummy. Love your new site design, Von. Wishing you a really happy healthy and stitchy 2009 - and much joy to all your family too. Love Alison xx

debijeanm said...

Thank you for sharing a little bit of your everyday life (can I come have pancakes with you sometime?) I, too, have a son that couldn't manage to wake up in the mornings (until he missed the grand opening of the Halloween store of which he was manager. Nothing like a panic to beat that habit out of a kid.)

Anonymous said...

Your DH is just glad the boys leave him 3 pancakes :) If they left more I would be tempted to eat them, if less, well, lets not go there.

Abi said...

I am completely useless to the universe until I've had a few sips of coffee.

Sonda in OR said...

Maybe I'd get up a little earlier in the morn if I was waking up to someone making me yummy pancakes! :)

Happy New Year, Von!

mainely stitching said...

I have a sudden craving for pancakes and coffee. How odd! ;)

Margaret said...

A great way to start a cold day. I'd love to join you.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2009.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gosh after all that I'd be exhasuted and want to roll right back into bed!