7 am & the rest of the day…

We live for the weekends! Last Saturday our jobs weren’t calling. Our schedule was ours to create. So, our day began with an early morning walk where the temperature was below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold and clear. Donned with beanies, warm coats, and gloves, we walked around the neighborhood, enjoying the show of the sky changing colors. And then the words below came to mind…

The sun slowly opens

its sleepy eyes

The neighborhood still breathes

soft breaths

Not a soul

Not a sound

We own this moment

This moment is ours

Tranquility flows through our veins

We exhale gratitude

Another miracle reveals itself

in the creation

of a new dawn

Next, we drove to a local ecological sanctuary filled with numerous trails, so hand in hand, we followed them, enjoying nature’s fabulous entertainment and taking pics along the way. The day was beautiful, sunny and cold, but absolutely glorious!

The rest of the day was filled with relaxation, motorcycle rides, 5:00 o’clock wine-ing, then Saturday night at the movies. Retirement is nearing, but until then, we welcome the welcoming weekends!

Hope you enjoyed and I wish you a great week and weekend ahead! ❤️

© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites – All rights reserved.

59 thoughts on “7 am & the rest of the day…

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Lauren. We used to love to go walking on the nature trails and Mount Tam. We often took a quick trip to the Marin headlands as well. There were so many places to see.

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! I’m glad you liked the poem! It’s funny how words just flow sometimes when we least expect them. Yes, it’s been cold 🥶 for us, so I could never live in Alaska! But the sun has been nice for a change from the torrential rains. Take good care, dear friend. ❤️❤️

    1. That is true, Anneli. This was our 34th anniversary and we decided to celebrate locally instead of going away for the weekend. It was wonderful and such a beautiful day, but next year, we’ll make it a long weekend for our 35th. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jill, and you know, you are so right. On this day, we celebrated locally our 34th anniversary, but each day together feels like the weekend. I love that. 🙂 Next year for our 35th, we’ll go away for the weekend like we usually do. Have a great weekend ahead! ❤️

  2. Lauren, thank you for letting me join you on your lovely morning walk – it looks beautiful and I love the photo of you both; it is so sweet! Your start to the day is wonderfully meditative and reflective and it is great that you had such a special time and weekend. What film did you see? Hope you’re both having a good week and wish you another fantastic weekend of togetherness! hugs xx

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words, Annika, and for joining us on this soothing nature walk. We had a deluge of rain early in the month, so the sunshine is very much welcomed. You would’ve loved the area too. The movie we saw was A Man called Otto with Tom Hanks. It was good for an Oscar, the depth of the story and the excellent acting, but it was very dark because of the suicide element that isn’t shown in the trailer. An element that is visual in the movie, not just implied. So…probably not the best anniversary movie… 🙂 A great day, nonetheless! Hope you’re having a wonderful week also and now the weekend is just around the corner. Sending hugs and love xo

      1. It does look such a peaceful area – just a smidgen too faraway alas! I love the book A Man called Ove and have seen the Swedish film of it (which is superb!) I know the scene you are talking about and in the film that is done with excellent dark humour but obviously disturbing. All of Backman’s books are terrific if you haven’t read any yet and I can highly recommend them. Thank you, it’s been a very good week so far and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. hugs xx

      2. Yes, just a smidgen too far away. 🙂 Oh, I want to read the book, so I just ordered it! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder. Yes, excellent dark humor, but I think for some it was disturbing. We had a friend who took his own life years ago; it was shocking and sad to say the least. So the movie brought back memories, but it also conveyed an uplifting message. Anyway, I haven’t read any of Backman’s books, so I appreciate the recommendation. Glad you’ve had a good week! ❤️🥰

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