All these thoughts went through my mind today....and then, I remembered just such a morning last summer, when all my daughters still lived at home. I came downstairs to let the pups outside into the morning, and, as I stood admiring the beautiful sunshine with the family room door thrown wide-open, I heard Holly's voice coming from on the couch, where she had fallen asleep the night before.
"Close the door." she said. "All that morning is hurting my eyes."
Just then her cell phone rang.
"Who was that?" I asked.
"Jamie," she answered me. "She was calling from upstairs to say that the stupid birds were so loud they woke her up."
Sigh...I miss their amusing insights, and their total lack of reverence for the day. : D