I had a dilly of a time waking up this morning. My eyes would open and register relative darkness and I'd close them again for just a moment. It was my favorite kind of morning. The kind where the air outside the blankets is cool enough to make you think of an early summer morning. The kind that tickles at your nape and whispers you back to sleep where you dream of sweet things. The kind of morning where the birds are out and about and even though the window is shut you can still hear their morning song. The kind of morning where you know it is okay to sleep in. You probably shouldn't but there is nothing pressing you to rush, rush, rush until of course you do fully waken and see the clock and think where did the time go?
So I slept in this morning. I blame it all on the time change. The bedroom is still quite dark, darker than it was a few weeks ago so my usual early wake-up has become not-so-early and on days like today, downright late. It's almost noon and the casa is still dark and gloomy from the grey skies outside. Oh, and just to clarify, I woke up a smidge before ten this morning. One minute it was eight-thirty and the next it was almost ten, yikes! Since I have been awake, I have torn apart the tiny casa looking for my camera battery charger with no luck (I am doomed), popped soaked chickpeas into the crock pot, cooked up a batch of quinoa and enjoyed some hot ginger tea and a bowl of ahem...Lucky Charms. I also put on mostly normal clothes (not pajamas) and ran a brush through my hair. I am semi-presentable. Go me.
Today's plan includes a lot of errands and projects. I have been itching for a haircut for a few weeks now but with the charger missing I think I will have to wait. Why do battery charges cost so much? Why do haircuts cost so much? I'm thinking of just sticking a bowl atop the noggin and handing the mister a pair of scissors. I am that desperate. I am also up to my eyeballs in buttermilk and have been searching for recipes to utilize it all. I usually use up most of it but then end up with a sad and icky cup for the sink. I am trying to actually use what we have and so far, I have one scone recipe and one pancake recipe. Maybe I will double up the pancakes and keep them in the freezer. They toast up quite nicely after a snuggle in the toaster. I'm lacking in good words right now. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous and today is not so. I probably would not do well in Portland, OR. I do like the grey but I prefer reading and lazing about on those days. Sunny days for me are for doing. Yesterday after work, I popped open the window, loaded a record onto the turntable, opened up all the blinds and went all stitch happy making pillows for the school I work at. I also maybe danced about the tiny casa in between sewing machine runs and Pinterest gazing. Maybe.
And now it is time for a smoothie...and a walk to the market. We need Pita bread and last time I tried to make it, it was a disaster. Tonight we're having homemade falafel with quinoa tabouleh on the side.