Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Beautiful Morning

I sat at the computer to read the morning news. My back was to my mom who was sipping her tea at the kitchen table. I was admiring the sunrise coming through the east window as she was watching the birdfeeders through the north facing windows. It was peaceful.

The sun was just peaking over the houses to the east, golden beams of light ricocheting off the dewed rooftops, piercing the gray of the morning. The aroma of coffee filled the kitchen and the soft cooing of mourning doves could be heard in the back yard. It was peaceful.

I sipped my coffee, contemplating the day ahead of me with a slight smile across my face, taking it all in, feeling happy to be alive. It was peaceful.

My mother broke the peaceful silence. She spoke in a steady whisper, "Oh. My. God. Look at those squirrels. On the branch of the dogwood, I think....I think they...are...doing it."

21 comments:

lawnwhisperer said...

Lucky Squirrels

Patience said...

I absolutely love, LOVE, your mom. Can she adopt me?????

Anonymous said...

Doing it squirrely style..

I will try that tonight.

teri said...

do you have a picture of this event?

I think "anonymous" might need a picture.

Mainline Mom said...

Hehe. Squirrels do it all the time.

Susie said...

So the squirrels had a beautiful morning, too. It's all good. I hope you took them some coffee afterwards.

Stacie said...

My mom is at that awkward stage where she shares just a little too much with me. Maybe your mom is going thru a similar phase...

Somehow, it's funnier when it happens to you though...
Stacie

deneen said...

Your mother is a hoot. Squirrel lovin' in the morning. Nature at its finest.

Kami said...

Nice.

Sandy said...

You are so lucky that she is your mom. She is the coolest..ever

Patience said...

I vote Mom gets her own blog!

eclectic said...

So, were they using protection?

Andrea said...

They were **GASP** doing IT??

The MACARENA???

Ern said...

The birds and the bees don't stop for quiet time! :)

Aunt Jo said...

is there ever a dull moment in your life??

Squirl said...

Are you saying that squirrels don't deserve a little fun???

;-b

OMG, my word ver is eudikc. I'm gonna leave the pronunciation to you.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

classic. My mom did a similar thing when she was trying to figure out what the "package" was on a male squirrel.

bbsgirl said...

OMG!!!..Your Mother is classic!!! My Bob and I agree though, that sounds exactly like something his Mother would say. Thanks for making my morning..I needed the laugh!!

ewe are here said...

classic

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

But....it was peaceful.

kalki said...

And this was such a lovely post, too, until that moment! I was so relaxed and, well, peaceful. But I knew something was coming...this is the Poop & Boogie family, after all. ;)