I love my kitchen in the morning at this time of year.
It’s dark when I pad from our bedroom to the kitchen to make the first cup of coffee. The only light comes from the AeroGarden that comes on automatically at around 4:30 am.
It’s warmer in here than in the bedroom where the window has been cracked open through the night. Outside it’s still inky black. In here it’s just cozy.
It’s silent as I take a cup from the cupboard, tilt it so the pre-filled My K-cup falls into my hand, and pop it in the Keurig. I fill a glass with soy milk, put it in the microwave, and offer prayer as I wait for it to heat.
The Christmas/Thanksgiving cactus is in all her pink glory. I lift the pot and take a closer look at the beautiful flowers—the first delight of the day.
I combine warm soy milk with coffee and take a first frothy sip. Perfect. A last look around at the predictable order, then I return to the bedroom where my husband and Yorkie still sleep.
I reach for my tablet and tap out a few good words.