Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Quiet time

Since I'm up at the crack of dawn now (5:15 AM) with hubby, I have some quiet time in the morning after he leaves for work. This is my time for reading. I pour another cup of hot coffee and curl up on the sofa. It's dark outside.

This morning I got lost in the pages of my new Victoria magazine. It's the September/October issue and the warm colors of fall are everywhere in the magazine. True Autumn delights!

Lovely decorated rooms.

Pumpkins everywhere.

Beautiful places to travel.

More wonderful decorating.

I think I may have to do some decorating of my own today and get a few fall things out of the attic. Such inspiration!

I'm also reading another one of Maeve Binchey's books, Evening Class. So good!

Quiet time in the morning. It's one of my favorite times of day.


Jan said...

Sounds like you and Victoria had a great quiet time together. Such a good magazine friend. :)

Happy @ Home said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to start the day.

Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite authors.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


Beverly said...

It sounds like the perfect way to start a day - quiet and peaceful.

I received my new Victoria, too. I am saving it for this weekend.

Mimi Sue said...

When all my kids were home, I would get up early with the mister, get him off to work, and then have some time all to myself. It's amazing how much better my day would go. It gives you some me time before the rat race begins.

Catherine Holman said...

I miss getting up early. It's the best time of day. Looks like a good magazine.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I had to scroll through this post REALLY FAST so I wouldn't see any of the pictures from Victoria. I haven't had a chance to read mine yet :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

It's a beautiful issue, but since I am taking my youngest daughter to her University this next week, the article on the last page made me cry!

Mary said...

Yes, I love being up early when no one else is around, and losing myself in a good book!

Have a wonderful day, Donna!

Ruth Welter said...

I really love to read in the morning too Donna..I like to read and then work out, then start my day.


Pat said...

I subscribed to Victoria too. I just love the photgraphy and the articles and recipes. I once blogged about Bonnie's cook book shop, but have yet to visit it! I must go soon.

Hugs, Pat

Susie Q said...

I always look forward to Fall...and that new Victoria was such a wonderful read o our trip last weekend.


Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I love that book. It is one of my favorite ones by Maeve Binchey. The quiet time in the morning is the best isn't it? Such a lovely way to start one's day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lovella said...

Oh I do enjoy reading the same things as you. I have enjoyed that Maeve Binchy book and Victoria magazine is always a favorite. Thanks for stopping by the Mennonite Girls Cooking Blog. .
Lovella on behalf of all the girls.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Donna, I also just LOVE Victoria magazine!!!...& especially this month's issue!!... if this issue doesn't inspire you, I don't know what will! :).... Also, your new paintings are wonderful as usual!...I have a little award for you on my blog this evening, I am so happy to pass it on to you! Have a nice Labor Day weekend!...heidi XO