Breakfast at the Ranch ..

The Cowboy let me sleep in a bit this morning, I didn’t get in last night until about one.

But with a full breakfast ready to go on the table, a steaming hot cup of coffee waiting for me that he didn’t want to get cold and a day not really busy but full of good things should we choose ..

“Rise and shine sleepyhead,” was my wake-up call this morning.

I had already been awake quite a bit, on and off .. listening to the South Dakota winds howling this morning, watching the beautiful sunrise through partially opened blinds.  And, having a conversation with Him.  Have a lot on my mind at the moment.  I tried as long as I could this morning to just be still, breathe, soak in all that is good about this day, this life and how blessed I am despite any challenges.  We all have them, it’s more a matter of what our unique set of challenges at any given point in this life will be, isn’t it?  How we decide to respond is what sets our course for better or worse days ahead.  It doesn’t take long, knowing what else is going on in the world, to readjust my thoughts and know that what we are faced with is and will be surmountable.

The smell of bacon and coffee snaps me back into the moment.  I climb out of bed.

Coffee.  Milk.  Waffles.  Eggs and bacon are waiting.  The Cowboy enjoys working in the kitchen and making food for any and all to get together and enjoy.  I thoroughly appreciate the days where we are able to sit down to breakfast together.  As a family or just the two of us.

Fortunate to often savor the leftovers .. The kitties do too.

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About Carleen Wild

Journalist. Communications consultant. Photographer. Helping you share your story in a way that is meaningful to you as a person or for your business. Wife. Mom. Wisconsin transplant to South Dakota trying not to get swept away in crazy massive winds of Great Plains. Missing delicious cheese and great local brews.

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