Saturday, December 4, 2010
Fresh Cup of Coffee on a Frosty Morning
Frosty grass and frosty air surrounded me as I stepped outside preceded by two bounding puppies who needed to go potty. Holding my hot, fresh cup of coffee while I watched the puppies play was a good start for the day.
Then Mama Zoey came quickly outside sniffing wildly, as if needing to go to the bathroom right away. Then she promptly threw up (kind of a lot).
As if that weren't bad enough, the puppies could think of only one thing, "hot breakfast!" They were very excited that their mother provided this for them. I was not as thrilled.
Holding my cup of coffee I could pick up only one puppy at a time. I swooped up one and deposited him in the garage, along with my cup of coffee on a higher step inside the garage by the door, then ran back out to get the other happy, hungry, cuter-than-anything little guy.
With the um...hot breakfast still on their taste buds I was just about to head toward the dog food to calm the ravaged fur balls now jumping and playing around my feet by the door. That's when one of them climbed up the steps and took a drink from my coffee cup. He quickly recoiled from the heat and taste combined I'm sure. I quickly winced at the thought of what was on his tongue just a minute ago.
And that's when I decided that sometimes it's okay to have two fresh coffee starts in one morning.
I'm thankful for having seen the beauty in this morning...and for the laughter that quickly came along with a bit of inconvenience.
I hope you see the beauty in your moments today too, no matter what the condition of your Christmas preparations and everything else the day brings.
Photo of Westley with one of the puppies. One puppy is still available by the way!