Waking Up to Longer Days and Earlier Risings

>> Saturday, March 12, 2011

This mornings sunrise

This morning I awoke to the joy of sunlight shining through my bedroom window. I have been blessed this morning with several sites that winter is leaving and spring is breaking forth. For instance ...earlier sunrises, birds returning and chirping, a squirrel scampering up and down on a ladder hanging off our woodshed, sunlight creating a diamond sparkle on the snow. I am feeling very cheerful and encouraged by God's amazing beauty in His creation. I find every winter I tend to not be able to get up as early as I would like but I am doing better now that the sun is rising sooner so I rise sooner. I look forward to this time because it is easier for me to have my quiet time. The treat of a quiet house, a cup of warm tea, a time to reflect and spend with the Lord.

some goals for my spring break....
  • finish cleaning out the future bathroom
  • Make perogies ( and write a tutorial)
  • make cottage cheese for the first time
  • give the house a extra clean as much as I can (so I can take pics of my home to share)
  • some knitting *grin*
  • Make some lesson plans
Those are my great aspirations and we will see what reality will be. *grin*


Anonymous March 12, 2011 at 8:08 AM  

Our days are getting longer and more sunshine too. It's so exciting. I haven't decided what I'll be doing on spring break besides writing. But that is a good thing, and something I really enjoy. :)


anxiousknitter March 12, 2011 at 8:50 AM  

What a lovely way to start your day - it's an incredible view! We're seeing signs of Spring in the melt and one of my hens is nesting (she's so cute!)

I can't wait to see your cottage cheese experience, it's one of my favorite treats!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)


Jenn4him March 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

I remember making cottage cheese with my daddy when I was little. I remember it being a little different. I think it would have been better with some salt. :-) You have a worthwhile list there to work on. Enjoy your spring break!

Keri On March 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM  

Wow! What a wonderful view to wake to! Very inspiring - and your goals looks doable and fun! Good job!

morningstar March 12, 2011 at 1:53 PM  

You are so blessed with this view! Its so beautiful. We have been getting up earlier for about a month now. Feels good to have more light and soon I hope steady warmth.
I have been setting goals too. Short list this year. Because in reality life just gets busy!

Anonymous March 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM  

What an amazing view dear friend, you have been blessed with!

Earlier sunrises...the perfect way to begin your day...


Christine March 12, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

Mary, what a beautiful photo of sunrise (something I haven't seen in a loooong time!). We get to turn our clocks ahead one hour, so maybe I will get to see one soon!

I'm glad you're enjoying all the promise and joy of the approaching spring. I am, too!


Janette@Janette's Sage March 12, 2011 at 5:14 PM  

Oh I agree on the change in sunrise and having that time before the boys hit the ground.
I love your list for spring break..this is one of my first spring breaks at home, we were usually at Home School Nationals Basketball Tournament. Since no one is in it this year I get to play some myself.

I can't wait to hear how your cottage cheese turns out.
Happy Spring Break

Sandpiper March 12, 2011 at 7:48 PM  

Your view is so pretty!
We haven't been doing very much school lately because the kids have been passing around a nasty flu bug.
I'm teaching that beading class though, and it's going really well. I love seeing all of the creative designs that the girls come up with!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a good weekend!

Katia March 13, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

Dear Mary.
what a most GORGEOUS mountain shot. Yes, I agree with you about spring, truly love and soak all of it in. Winter is wonderful too and I tend to just slow down though...but it seems this past winter, i just kept going.
I can't wait to see some of your projects.

Carmen March 13, 2011 at 9:04 AM  

Mary. The sunrise picture is so beautiful. OH, How I am ready for Spring. I spending these last days of winter getting ready to do some spring cleaning. I am ready to make summer salads instead of soups! But, I must try to remember to make your whole wheat bread recipe. It looks delicious.

Wendy March 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

Wow, what a breathtaking view! I wouldn't get anything done all day if that sight greeted me out the window. ha! May the Lord help you to get everything done and then some, a most productive break. All in His joy and strength, of course!


Anonymous March 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

A lovely view indeed! I struggle with the time change, but I am ready for some spring weather and longer days.

I'm sorry that I haven't been the best blogging friend with visits :( I'm struggling with computer time and home life. I have at least one more busy week and then hope to get back to some normalcy.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage March 14, 2011 at 3:17 AM  

Mary did you take this glorious photo?!!
If so..you are blessed with extravagant beauty by our God!
Such a lovely post, Mary.
It blessed me with a sense of peace and contentment :-)
And curiosity - what are 'perogies'?
love in Jesus..Trish

Kidcraze March 14, 2011 at 10:52 AM  

Thought you should know that the children and I have decided we are going to come up there and live with you just so we can wake up to see that view every morning. I'm sure you'll have no problem fitting in an extra seven folks since you'll have that new bathroom finished soon and everything will be all cleaned up from your spring cleaning. And we can learn to make the perogies, too, so you won't have to do all the cooking.
Sadly, the cost of gas for our mammoth van might prohibit us from making the journey. I'll have to do the math when the prices stop increasing every day.
Hopefully, we can swing it, though, otherwise I'm going to have to seriously deal with my jealousy issue over that photo you posted.

Blessings, Friend,

Anonymous March 14, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

perogies...my daughter loves those!
What a beautiful sight you woke up to!

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