painting in the morning.

i was up all night with a crazy cough, but i peeled myself out of bed this morning and started painting right away.  i got a lot done.  of course the kids wanted to paint, too.  so i set them up with canvases and paints in their craft room while i painted away in mine.  {we let chris sleep in for a little while} i used to be a late-night worker, but now i find that in my advancing age i need more sleep.  i don't like waking up still groggy with a dash of grumpy.  so i'd like to start waking up before the kids get out of bed to have a little paint or exercise time.  i can't think of a better way to start the day.

i have to show you some pictures of our breakfast because the way the sun hit the food on the table made me so very happy.  it is so nice out right now, {the warmest day of the year!}, and as soon as i finish this post, i'm going out to play! {and i feel obliged to say that chris and jack made breakfast this morning. and they did a bang up job}


strawberries :: yum!


powdered white donut pyramid.  don't judge.


and a little french toast for good measure