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Reflections on Breakfast Time

on October 21, 2013

A look back on Sweetest Day. . .

The day begins as usual with the smell of coffee brewing at the crack of dawn. With each pulse is called forth thoughts of not wanting to wait another minute to enjoy the enticing brew. I stretch and yawn, then, smell bacon! What could possibly be more wonderful that when the hubby brings on a surprise breakfast all of his own cooking! The aroma of sizzlin’ bacon is enough alone to whet the appetite. A nice omelet laced with red peppers and onion does its best to outdo the bacon with its own scent of succulentness. Creamy grits bubble with a whiff of fresh corn and bits of sharp cheddar cheese top it off. Add a slice of fresh tomato along with butter toasted English muffin and the scene is complete. Almost…


The table is set and on comes the plate, not empty, but full. Blessings are said in thankfulness for both the food and the ‘chef’. I take a bite and see the word ‘Chocolate’. Cool! I love chocolate. The next bite uncovers the word ‘Mocha’ with yet another yielding ‘Latte’. Then, it starts all over again but this time it is bite, bite, bite, ‘chocolate, chocolate, chocolate’.

I start to laugh and hubby asks what is so funny. In reply, I explain the breakfast is wonderful and the food tastes GREAT but once the food is gone all I will have left is a craving for chocolate!

With a grin, outstretched arms yield a box of chocolates with a note saying “Happy Sweetest Day!”

I LOVE surprises!

23 responses to “Reflections on Breakfast Time

  1. your beautiful imagery now has me craving EVERYTHING!

  2. not fair my friend!!! I am allowed only half a cup of that delicious brew each day and this has me craving even more… how wonderful though that your hubs loves you so much and gives so very very much!!! Gods blessing on you both!

  3. What a delightful way to start the day! Your post reminded me of something a friend once told me. His religion forbade eating pork, but he confided to me that if they ever changed their stance on that prohibition, the first thing he was going to eat was bacon! The aroma tantalized him.

    Enjoy your day.

  4. bobmielke says:

    My Sweetest day was celebrated Sunday as I attended a 3 day Harvest Farm Fest in Hood River, Oregon. One of the vendors made great sugar-free nut fudge that was wonderful. Even though I’m a diabetic I’ve been a chocoholic much longer so getting to enjoy such wonderful fudge was truly a special day.

  5. Teepee12 says:

    Please, come make breakfast here! I get the coffee, but coffee and a protein bar doesn’t make the day like a real breakfast.

  6. Raani York says:

    How lovely!! I’d have breakfast at your place every day. LOL

  7. RoSy says:

    Oh – how sweet! 🙂

  8. Teepee12 says:

    I’ve created an award for you and others who feel unrewarded, in need of a fresh pressing and some virtual love. I’m not giving it to a lot of people because there are so many worthy candidates: I don’t have the strength of character to do quite that much work. I leave it in your capable hands to roll the ball onward.

    There are no requirements you give it to any specific number of people — or anybody at all. You don’t have to reveal your hidden secrets or give me a public thank you. It’s just a badge that says “YOU ARE A WINNER” because I think you are.

    Come visit me at Serendipity ( I’ll have the post up in about half an hour and I’ll make it sticky so you can will find it at the top of the site. Hugs.

    • catnipoflife says:

      Thank you, my dear friend! Just left comments on your blog. Sure hope you feel better soon! Will send you an email. 🙂

      On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM, catnipoflife

  9. […] A look back on Sweetest Day. . . The day begins as usual with the smell of coffee brewing at the crack of dawn. With each pulse is called forth thoughts of not wanting to wait another minute to enj…  […]

  10. Raani York says:

    This is such a lovely, wonderful and caring blog post, Sharla. I LOVE IT!! You are such a gifted writer and can be very playful with words. (in a good, positive way!) And now I feel like having breakfast, even if it’s 10:20 pm. LOL)

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