I like to sleep in on Saturday mornings.
Lazy, langorous, snooze-filled mornings. I burrow under the heavy
warmth of the covers, blocking out the insistent morning light until I absolutely
have to get up. And generally the only thing that will get me up is a standing
date that I have every Saturday morning at 11:00.
That is when my favorite pizza place pulls their first hot pie out of
the oven and I am there, eagerly staking my claim to delicious,
This morning, I struggled more than usual with crawling out of my
snuggly cocoon. When I did, I was running late. I threw on some easy,
comfy layers, added a pop of red for color, and rushed out the door.
The rest of the day was spent doing the usual mundane Saturday activities:
grocery shopping, laundry, hitting up my favorite Goodwill.
Later, as the sun slowly gave up its hold on the day, Chuck and I decided
to go grab a bite to eat. I slipped my camera into my purse. On the way to
dinner, I sweetly asked Chuck if we could make a quick side trip to take
pictures for a desperately needed post. He agreed, albeit reluctantly.
We pulled into a place close to the restaurant and snapped a few pictures
very quickly as the last vestiges of light slipped away. I wasn't sure if we
would have anything that I could even use.
It wasn't until later when I looked at the pictures on my computer that I realized that
serendipity had struck again. Without any conscious thought, the outfit and
the setting had come together in a perfect balance of color and texture.
Call me crazy, but for me, there is a comfort in this. For if Life is providing
for me in these simplest, most mundane moments, I must learn
to trust that I am not alone in the bigger struggles of life.
Me Jane olive military jacket--$19.99 Ross
Old Navy grey zip-front vest--$2.92 Thrifted
Eddie Bauer men's red plaid henley--$4.94 Thrifted
Fragile grey skinny jeans--$14.99 (?) Ross
Nicole distressed brown boots--$24.99 Ross
Nine West herringbone newsboy cap--$8.99 Burlington