It’s the Small Things: Coffee and the Paper

I hardly ever see my husband before he leaves for work in the morning. I’ve grown immune to his alarm, which goes off when it’s still dark outside. My day starts about a half hour after he leaves, and the first thing I do is go downstairs to pour myself a cup of coffee.

Having that cup o’ joe waiting for me is a wonderful small thing that starts my day off right! Ed makes coffee at night, and then sets the timer for morning brewing. What else helps my morning get off on the right foot? Every once in a while, when I walk to the front door, this is what I see:

My newspaper on the front porch! I love my morning paper! I can bend down and grab it, without putting on my shoes and hiding my pj’s under a coat. My newspaper is usually waaaay out here:

Look at how far away my newspaper is! The paper boy doesn’t exist in our neighborhood anymore… how about in your neck of the woods? My paper is delivered by someone throwing the paper out of a car window in the wee hours of the morning. Can you even see my newspaper? Here, I’ll help you out:

These photos are from about a month ago. Now, imagine a nice layer of snow and ice, and you’ll know what I’m seeing out of my front door these days. The blue plastic bags they put the paper in helps me spot that sneaky paper in the snow. Every once in a while, my husband will collect the paper for me when he’s going to work, and bring up to the porch. Especially when it’s raining. It’s the small things!

Now, if only I had time to actually sit down and READ the paper. That would REALLY make my mornings great.

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13 Replies to “It’s the Small Things: Coffee and the Paper”

  1. Oh, I so wish we'd get out paper on the front porch! Ours is always left in the mailbox out at the street. I never feel like jumping over the snow bank to retrieve it!

  2. Sorry about the paper and finding time to read it. How nice to wake up to the coffee each morning. I do not hear my husbands alarm either!

  3. Ohhhh, I wish my husband would make coffee, I have taught him a few times but he is not a coffee drink so pretends that he forgets. One of these days you will have time to read the paper!

  4. Awwww, my Wolf made me a coffee this morning, it is a little thing that makes you feel so good to start the day.But we decided that we should stop buying the paper because we never get to read it πŸ™

  5. That sounds like the perfect start to a day to me too! I always loved getting a morning paper too. The last place we lived it was a later afternoon paper and it just wasn't the same.

  6. I found you from Adventures of the Grigg Boys. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

  7. We have a box that hangs under our mailbox that the newspaper company gave us. Yet, many mornings, and usually in bad weather, I find mine way out in the boonies in that same condition. You are right – it is the small things that matter!

  8. Oh yeah…I wouldn't want to have to trek out there to get the paper either! That is a really sweet gesture for your husband to bring it to the porch. πŸ™‚ I hope you have many more days to open your door and find the newspaper waiting for you. πŸ™‚

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