Coming back from Mt. Calvary has given me this desire to take the morning quiet time that I spend up there, before Lauds, and do that here, at home.
My morning quiet time there basically consists of making myself a cup of tea and going outside on the patio and listening and watching the world wake up.
So today, I took myself outside with a cup of tea to our back patio, sat down. I listened for a while to the birds and traffic and then started reading morning prayer, the latter really should've been a separate activity, but oh well. "Should haves" is good girl jargon.
And then this happened:
"Puppy!" was the wail as I tried not to spill my tea onto my iPhone or me or him, as he jumped into my lap.
Note the dog in the far distance at the back door. He really only likes to come out when it's sunny.