Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Candlelight, Coffee and Comfort


My first cup of coffee in days.
Did not want to confuse meds and caffeine.
I am confused enough as it is.


This is my favorite table...ever...
I work here
 eat here
 visit here
These edges are dreamy



Never far from me,
Miss Justice
doing her morning toilette
hoping toast bits will come her way.
Sadly, no toast just now,
just coffee and candlelight.



Needing to be even closer,
Master Howie
asking to be allowed into my lap.


Not until I finish my coffee
in my favorite mug
...for now
The perfect curve to cradle my left hand
 around it's warmth
while the right hand 
slips effortlessly through the handle
for a secure grip.
1971
an important year
for me to be sure.


Such comfort to me after weeks of illness.
My memory bowl
my table
hazelnut fragrance
best mug 
and
the pooches


in my little world
it is enough
it is, in fact, 
glorious

49 comments:

Claudia said...

Sounds like you're feeling a bit better? I hope so. The scene you describe sounds heavenly.

xo
Claudia

regan said...

What a beautiful post! And yeah, I love that table, too! My hubby doesn't 'get' the crackled/chippy paint thing.....poor man! lol

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Z,
It's so lovely to hear that you are feeling a lot better. A lovely place to sit with your favourite mug filled with coffee and time to contemplate.
Wishing you well and sending much love. XXXX

Createology said...

Happy warm healing hugs. Looks like you have the perfect place to relax and enjoy and get well. Your pooches are adorable.

Gail said...

I'm a new follower, and so very glad I am. Love your photos, so glad you're feeling better! It's amazing how being sick colors your world in a negative perspective...really makes you appreciate good health!
I love the chippy too, I'd love a table like that one but my dh hates chippy.....:(

Charlene said...

Oh I hate to hear you've been ill!!!! I do love those first few minutes of the morning... Coffee & puppy kisses sound very framiliar to me! Miss Elle & I start our day with coffee on the loveseat & a cookie for her. Love the warm tones of your photos on this post. Saw you in the Where Women Create Magazine. WHAT A STAR you have become. But, I knew that all along... After all I think I've been reading/following/emailing with you for well over a year. The holidays whiped my backside but, I'm trying to get back in the swing. Miss all my blogging buddies & I hope you will come by for a visit. GET WELL SOON! HUGS!
Charlene

Charlene said...

Darn I just wrote this huge comment & when I hit publish... it went into a black hole! I am so sorry to hear you are sick & hope you get well soon! I saw you in Where Women Create Magazine! You are such a super star. But, I've known that for a LONG TIME! I think I've been reading/following/emailing you for over a year & a half now. GREAT to see you are getting some of the credit you deserve!

I am missing all my blogging buddies & I'm trying to get back into the swing after the holidays but, it's hard. Hope you'll come by for a visit. GET WELL SOON HUGS!
Charlene

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Continue healing from pneumonia, take special care of yourself. Your photos today are so peaceful and calming. Thank you.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad to see you are feeling better. I love a good mug that fits in your hand 'just right'. Furry kids and a fire make it perfect. Enjoy! hugs, Linda

Olive Cooper said...

Z, glad to see you are on to coffee and feeling better and posting. Do not over do as I know you are really a busy one at heart:) olive

Bead and Needle said...

Ohhhhh, I'm glad you've upgraded to coffee now! And Justice and Sir Howie...so good for the soul. Feel better today, my friend - XOXO

miss flibbertigibbet said...

So glad you're on the mend....wanting coffee is a sure sign you're feeling better!
Lorraine

Susie said...

Dear Suzan, So glad your are feeling better. Happy you have the dogs for company. Do you know "Nana Diana takes a break"? Now that girl is a starbucksaholic. Don't over do, let yourself get stronger. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a sweet post. I wish I could write like this, but I just sort of let it all tumble out and the words land wherever. Your post seems so well thought out and gentle, if that makes any sense.

The Boston Lady said...

Glad you are feeling better! Hmmmm, for some reason I realllly want a mug of coffee. Ann

erin said...

simple things to sooth...ease back in, dear one.
erin
xxoo

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like you are on the mend Z.
A friend passed along a HUGE starbucks mug to me over the holidays (said it wasn't her style??). It's a little large for tea or coffee, for me anyway, but it makes the most perfect soup mug.
Nice to hear you up and about.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful to know that you are starting to feel better again!
Nothing else seems to matter when you don't feel well.
Don't know what I would do without my morning coffee! Love your table! :)

Razmataz said...

Dear ZZZ...please feel better....I feel just awful knowing you are sick!

time worn interiors said...

I am so happy you are feeling better!

And I LOVE that crusty old table! Be still my heart! Looks like it has white legs! *sigh*

tot

Debbie said...

Looks like the best place to be right now. Warm, and cozy.

June said...

Hope you are on the mend Z! Sending warm, warm hugs your way!

Kit said...

This was said so perfectly. The way I feel lately too. Enjoy! Kit

Blondie's Journal said...

Take care of yourself, Suzan. Everything in your home looks so cozy and comfortable, I hope you get all the rest you need.

XO,
Jane

Carole said...

Well it looks awfully comfy there though I know you are not 100% at least you are enjoying your coffee. Hope the lunch truck came by with some real food:)

Justice needs her toast please!!!!

hugs
Carole
ps love the photos

Theanne said...

Loved your post...hope you're feeling better! Fantastic photos! I'm getting up to make myself some coffee now!

c. Joy said...

Look at you - drinking coffee, talking to the dogs, and able to take beautiful pictures -good to see you are on the mend. Take care. Don't rush. It's raining here tonight and the forecast is for rain all day tomorrow. Life is good.

Jackie said...

Hi Z,
I love starbucks mugs, but being the strict everything must match in the kitchen gal I soon discard them...When the hubby is not home,(thank goodness racing season starts soon) I love candlelight, NO TV BLARRING, and coffee, nice and strong with heavy whipping cream..it is heaven I tell you!!
Glad to hear you are on the mend!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

So glad you are on the mend and feeling cozy! Wait til you see my post...I just made a 'memory box' and realized that I saw your post way back when about your memory bowl and have wanted to make one ever since! You are my inspiration...

Blessings,
Susie

Candylei said...

You know you are feeling better when coffee tastes good. Somehow we only want tea when we are really under the weather. Glad you have your furry kids to cheer you up!!! Take care!!!

jojo said...

you sound content. That goes a long ways toward healing. take care and get stronger every day.

Kathy said...

So happy to hear you are feeling well enough for coffee, my necture of life. I will be thinking about you tomorrow and wishing you an easy day back at work!!!

Jill said...

I'm glad you're mending Z! I haven't been around the blog world much myself lately but it's waiting which is so nice.

jeanne@juNxtaposition said...

glad you're feeling better.....i have quit coffee (changed to tea) but your post makes me want to go have a cup !!!
stay warm and feel better dear..

Cindy said...

I am so glad you are starting to feel better! It is the simple things that bring us comfort (and a fuzzy lap warmer is the best!).
Continue to be good to yourself, take it slow. I don't want you to have a relapse! and I Love your table..

Norine ~rosethoughts~ said...

Ah the Starbuck's cup! I'm into the mermaids in copper. Hubby went to 9 different Starbuck's just for a complete set of 4 for me (I only require 2 each of any cup). Glad to read you are feeling better. Happy Day!

Faded Charm said...

So glad you are feeling better and Congrats on your magazine feature....Can't wait to get a peak into your little world of wonders:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Romeo said...

Ah so glad to see that you have the best company and are well enough to enjoy it with a cup of coffee. Yes, life is good. Now if you could just send the last part of this crude to outer limits of space....

"Her" and Romeo

Evi said...

You are sounding a little better.I hope you are back to your "old grey mare" self.
I think we all have a favorite mug.
Mine is one from Anthropology...big, with a no-tip bottom and heavy, but comfortable in the hand. Yes, these are the little pleasures.
I love the way Howie looks at you, (I always think of my girfriend Debbies husband...his name is Howie).
He also has this soulful look, saying, somebody have pitty and feed me, please....
Isn't Carole a miracle worker? She is calling me tomorrow with more things to learn. That girl has patience like a saint!!!!
Happy you two had a great chat.
Many hugs my dear,
Evi

Nella said...

Dear Z, I can feel the warmth everywhere...love your table...get well. N.xo

Lana said...

what a post!:)
so glad you're getting some cozy mornings, Z...mug, coffee, and your sweeties. take care.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Miss Justice has the most adoring face... very important when looking for ways to feel better.
Your bowl of goodies just sings to my heart.
Congrats on your mag article, I'll have to buy a copy and take a peek.
Susan

Susan said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. Me too, enjoy the feelings of betterness! I know that isn't a word, but it fits!

Rebecca said...

Hi
Glad to hear you are better, Sorry I just haven't been around for awhile. I have that mug... It is a good mug!
Blessings
R

Angela said...

I was unable to leave a comment on your post about Jane so I came here. Wanted to let you know that I am praying for her and will share with my followers at my blog this Fearless Friday (a day we commit to pray for one another). Blessings dear one.

Low Tide High Style said...

I can see why you would love that table, it's beautiful! And give those sweet pups some toast bits! Glad you are feeling somewhat better. I am off to visit Jane's blog, so very sorry to hear this news, but thank you for sharing so that we can give her support.

Kat :)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

pooches hehe....
glad you are feeling better !
~laura xx

Zuzu said...

Perfect morning. Hope you're feeling much better now.
Hugs,
Zuzu

Theresa said...

I'm hoping that you are all back to normal by now and feeling better than ever! You set a comforting scene here, I would love to be sitting at that gorgeous table with you, the pooches and a warm cup of coffee... t.xoxoxox