Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lovely Morning

As I was snoozing my alarm clock this morning, I noticed that it was ringing ten minutes before it was supposed to.

I programmed my first alarm for 7:30 but it went off at 7:20,

7:45 buzzed at 7:35,

8:00 : 7:50.

I thought to myself, "It's like my alarm is trying to get me out of bed early," hit the snooze button again, and crawled back under my down comforter.

When I finally did wake up (8:03) I kicked myself for being such a sleep glutton and ignoring the message from my alarm clock. This is the sight that greeted my sleepy eyes:


Fog is by far my favorite type of weather, and this is one of the only times I have encountered it here. Combined with the light of the just-risen sun, it was magical.

I rushed through my morning routine even more than I would normally have to after waking up at 8:03, hopped in my bat mobile and rushed down to the local beach to try and snatch a photo of the fog rolling in over the water. On the way, I stole a photo of this lady sweeping. She caught me and gave me a dirty look, but it would have been worth it if the photo had been any good. ;P

Despite my best efforts, I had no luck. By the time I got to the beach, the sun had burned off what was left of the fog.

I still enjoyed a couple lovely minutes at the beach, snapping off photos from my car (lazy girl that I am) before rushing off to work.

The final straw in my lovely hat of a morning was opening my mail. I haven't checked my personal mail box in awhile (sick of campaign junk mail) but am glad I did this morning.

My parents sent me two beautiful cards and my best bud Tristan sent me a book. :)

All in all, this Monday morning has turned out to be a great start to my week.


  1. I have two questions:

    (1) Why do you set your alarm for 7:30 if you're not going to get out of bed until after 8?


    (2) What the heck time do you start work?

  2. :)
    I am a morning optimist. I /could/ get out of bed at 7:30 and sometimes, rarely, do.

    I slip my slippers on at 8:40 a.m. every morning. What time do you start?

  3. Oh man, never thought I'd miss SF's fog the way I do. Eat, Pray, Love is a good read... I want to go to a meditation ashram, too :)

  4. Thanks for the comment! And thanks for reading! The beach looks AMAZING oh how I wish I was there instead of this snow covered midwest :)

  5. that fog is so gorgeous, i love the fog when it nestles in the mountains and over the ocean that i can see from my window. and i am dying to read "eat pray love" - i just have to get my hands on a copy!

  6. Kate- let's find a meditation something here.... maybe we can pick up yoga or go to an onsen. ;)
    c- welcome! Ahhh I could use a little snow. ;) it is HOT and HUMID here today. :P
    m- Which ocean do you have a view of? Going over to check out your blog. :) Also, DO pick up the book. I can't put it down... 66 pages in a day. :P

  7. fog is my favorite form of condensation as well! And we have had such good fog in Seattle this week.. I'll take a picture for you:)

  8. i love love foggy mornings! all i can think of is cozy when its foggy outside. love love it!

  9. 8:40am, wow! What time do you finish?

    I start at 8am, but have to catch a 7:45am boat two out of every three weeks. Finish at 4pm on Zamami, catch the boat back at 3:30pm on the other islands.

  10. That first picture is pretty incredible. You're an excellent photographer.