Thursday, June 5, 2014

His/Hers: Breakfast


One of the things I love most about summer is the slowness of the morning--during the school year, I wake up at 5:40 A.M. every morning and spend the next 45 minutes racing around the dark apartment in a crazed frenzy prepping my breakfast, doing my hair, packing a lunch, and trying to find a work-appropriate outfit. From there, my work mornings only seemed to escalate in stress as I wrangle my way through an often-frustrating commute along a one-lane highway, make last-minute copies for that day's lessons (because I'm the Queen of Procrastination), and field students' queries that seem to start from the moment I set foot behind my teacher desk to the moment the tardy bell rings.



Mornings as a teacher are exhausting.

But summer mornings as a teacher?


Delightful.

I'm convinced I've died and gone to some kind of warm, breezy heaven where most mornings seem to be my ideal morning: sleep in past seven (or eight) o'clock, take a leisurely run for a few miles, and then have fun playing around with my breakfast (and my camera) before eating.

And while every summer morning doesn't look this scrumptious, I sure am happy to report that at least this one did.

HERS:


HIS:
(Please admire the fact that his is about three times the size of mine with about double the amount of chocolate & sugar)

And now, after a run and a strawberry-filled morning, I feel ready to tackle some more moving boxes, maybe knock out another 100 pages in Divergent, scope out some good spots for my photo shoot tonight, and maybe even take a nap.

Summer, you are good to me!


What does your ideal summer morning look like? And do you get a chance to ever have one?

 (By the way, this breakfast is just a simple German Pancakes recipe (courtesy of The Food Nanny, in our case) topped with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, and a little drizzle of chocolate syrup)

1 comment:

  1. Oh I feel ya. I don't know of I have had my ideal morning yet because I am letting myself be pretty lazy this week, but the openness of the day is amazing. I have been getting things I have wanted to do for a long time right and left. It is wonderful.

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