My husband and I are early to bed, early to rise. Like many married couples, we have our rituals that are meaningless to anyone else but important to us. We don't speak much before we've had our second cup of coffee but we always ALWAYS say "good morning" to each other as we silently do our caffeinating.
What kind of rituals are part of your morning? My Nana and Pop had an interesting one. Nana was a big dreamer...literally, while sleeping she would have big technicolor dreams. Each morning while the couple shared their morning coffee, Pop would ask, "Well Betty, what did you dream last night?" It seemed like her sleep patterns were way more fun than anyone else's...
I tend to think of a quilt when I first wake up. One that I've made, am making, or one that I've collected. Perhaps as a prelude to this morning's dark dawn, I awoke thinking of what I call, "The Candy Colored Log Cabin." Here are two (not so great) photos of it that I had in my file.
I hope this quilt puts a smile on your face as the season changes.
Have a safe and happy day!