"The Man on the Hill" - original work by B
Little delights. Making time for them is important. I often need to remind myself of this when I get caught in the swift current that life offers.
I was listening to my 9 year old's original composition recently. (top photo) I was amazed, really. Not that he is a prodigy, but he sat down with pencil and staff paper one day last week & spent about an hour trying out notes and writing them down...of his own accord, because he wanted to. Yes, the piece needs some tweaking with timing, and he needs to learn where to place the bass & treble clefs on the page, but he had most of his notes correct. And this, after only a month+ of lessons.
- William Cullen Bryant
I have to remember to go outside more often and appreciate the fleeting colors of autumn: my absolute favorite time of year. I wish the season would linger...like a warm embrace. In the past few days, it's turned balmy once again, the air has lost its crispness. Very different from New England, where once a season began, it truly began. No rescinding.
I enjoyed a cup of coffee this morning from my new $0.40 coffee pot! No, that is not a typo... 40 cents! My Braun died awhile ago and was replaced with a cheap 'free' coffeepot from one of those coffee clubs (which I belonged to temporarily). It still works, but does not have auto-turnoff, which for me, is a necessary feature. Let's just say that there have been too many memory lapses and too many turn-around-the-car-because-I-forgot-to-turn-the-coffeepot-off scenarios. And far too many calls to my dear husband asking him to leave work to go home & turn it off! So when I saw my new coffeepot on clearance, I bought it. It's not a Braun. Yes, it's cheap, but it has auto-turnoff.
Truth be told...I actually bought a package of vanilla pudding with it. Pudding AND new coffeepot for less than a dollar. Pretty nice.
Enjoy your weekend!