Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunrise

This is a sunrise on the creek from a week or two ago.

During the week I wake up in the dark to be at my paying job by 7:30 a.m. Therefore I get to see lots of sunrises, sometimes before I even leave the house depending on the time of year.

The shot above shows some ice on the creek that has now melted.

Speaking of melting, I'm liable to have a meltdown* starting today and ending next Saturday, thanks to my paying job. For now, however, I'm going to sit back, relax, ignore the impending doom** and enjoy my Sunday.

* Meltdown = Dread and fear relating to having to be in Northern Virginia for the paying job. All week. No access to internet during the day and very limited access at night, depending on the mercy of a hotel business center.

** Doom = Northern Virginia, which is loaded with cars and people and traffic and more people and more traffic and congestion. And people. Plus traffic.


There is a good reason why I moved from NoVa back to Mathews years ago, and it involves a sincere desire to live far away from people, traffic, concrete, pavement, chain stores, malls and insanity. With all due respect to Northern Virginians, if I didn't have to go for the paying job, I'd be thrilled never to see the beltway, Route 7, the toll road, the Springfield mixing bowl, people or I-66 ever again.

However, I am looking forward to eating Vietnamese and Thai food until I bust wide open.

Have a great Sunday that does not involve overeating stress and anxiety relating to an upcoming business trip.

p.s. For those--such as Mathews Mark-- who may be looking to throw a party at my house this week, the Chesapeake Bay Parents will be here minding the place, so just make sure you invite them . Oh, and if you could do a load of laundry and clean the entire upstairs I'd truly appreciate it.

20 comments:

Mathews Mark said...

Sunday morning 6am and everyone is asleep but Me.What a Life, it is getting bad when you live for the first cup of coffee in the morning, and I am out of high test!!! NOT GOOD!!! First let me say I got a little carried away on Saturday If I offended anyone I am sorry!!! Sometimes my brain gets overly active (sence I stop drinking), I will work on toning it down. I promise.CBW I would never through a party down in your neck of the woods without inviting your Mom and Sam, If you booked the right band for me Sam will be playing the drums by midnight (you no he would) and your mom well I have partied with Her before!!If I have to clean up and do the wash I will invite Pookie and Winfred so they can bitch me out until it gets done. Aw forget it No party, I think I will just stay here and feel sorry for my self. Look the sun is tring to peek out over the hangmans tree. Maybe it is going to shine on this old dogs ass one more day. Oh thats right rain all day. What a life, what a life!!///// I know I promised a ghost story but I just don't have it in me right now, maybe after I fined some high test.

Mrs F with 4 said...

Dock leaves..... this is the best I can do. Thank you, Mr Google. Probably you are going to tell met hat you don't have them, or that you only know them by the latin name or.... something.

http://images.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=picture+of+dock+plant&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=lkBcS7jMGIrSNfLi9JAP&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQsAQwAA

This morning's sunrise here was quite beautiful... and now we are on our way to the ski hill. Again.

Country Girl said...

I must now profess my love for coffee after reading Mathews Mark's post (er, I mean comment) here.

Coffee, I love thee. Let me count the ways that I love thee:
I love the scent. I love the taste. I love the velvet smoothness of the half&half. I love how it makes me feel. It's the best part of waking up.

CBW: If I lived closer, and didn't have to work for a living, I'd be cleaning your upstairs for you and doing your laundry.

Because that's what friends do.

big hair envy said...

Ahhhh, the "Mixing Bowl"...who was the GENIUS that designed that?

Have a safe trip, and look at it this way....you'll gather plenty of blog fodder. Better take a notebook;)

Jamie said...

I am not a coffee person... smells wonderful, would love to be on the bandwagon, just can't bring myself to drink it. Can't wait to head down to Deltaville in March to see some of those sunrises... OK maybe not a sunrise per say, more of a sun nearly to the zenith

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Mark, you worry way too much. Don't change a thing. Coffee is the only thing that gets me out of bed on any given morning. The ONLY thing. Yes, today is another dreary day, but be thankful you get to stay in the peace and quiet of this county and don't have to drive three hours to the big city. I am dreading it. Get to work on that ghost story so I can read it before I leave today.

Mrs. F. - Have fun skiing. I'll check out that link in a second.

Country Girl-You are so wonderful to offer to help. I know you'd do a good job, too, based on all the cleaning you talk about doing in your house. You should send your ode to coffee to one of the major makers. Maybe you could sell it to them as an advertising jingle. (Speaking of coffee, my caffeine is just starting to kick in. My apologies.)

BHE-That mixing bowl is frightening. I'll bring a notebook...and maybe even a clipboard. But no whistle. (kidding - that still makes me laugh)

Jamie-If you're coming in March and want to go on a photo expedition, let me know. Bring your get-out-of-jail free card, I've been known to set foot on other people's property--unintentionally of course.

Daryl said...

Coffee .. just made a BIG pot ... ground those beans to perfection ... nice and strong and black .. no sissy half & half for me ...

Traffic .. not something I enjoy and living in the city and not owning a car .. tho I haven't figured out how to deal with all those people ... and I warn you they are everywhere here

Bayman said...

Still waiting for mine to brew. It's like waiting for the ketchup to come out of the bottle, or me to finish a sentence.

WV: saybadi. I drank green beer on saybadi's day.

Jamie said...

CBW- that would be great! I will let you know when I'm headed south.

Mathews Mark said...

CBW you have to use a lot of hand Signs when you drive up there (you know flipping people off)start practicing. Ok found some ULTRA DARK ROAST FRENCH BLEND BEANS And a little red thingie to grind them up.Yes Thingie its a mathews word.Let me see oh yea ghost story (to much french roast and playing with the thingie sorry);I took my son back to VT last Sunday after 15hrs. and $165.00 in gas,I got back home about 1am I notice lights up in the bedroom my son had been staying in (like he left the TV on) blue, green and reddish lights. But the problem was He took the TV with him. I went up stairs no lights and his bed was all messed up. I helped him make it up before we left? I think "SHE" is mad because he left. Last week "SHE" has knocked two pencil holders in the floor and scared my dog everytime she goes upstairs to look for my son (she misses him also).I think I will sleep up their this week to calm "HER" down. CBW have fun and if you need me and Bayman to come up their and throw your boss out the window just call. you know we are good at that.(i think they wrote a country song about that called GOOD OLD BOYS )Have a great day everyone and I'm still waiting for your e-mails pasonatlly. Damn more read lines can some one tell me what they mean? LOL MM

Mathews Mark said...

And Bayman its not saypati's its saypate's E not I I told you to stop drinking that home made wine it is rotting your brain. that and hangin around P. Sweat.LOL

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

But if you're in NoVa you're a stone's throw from ME, and best of all, you needn't brave the Mixing Bowl to get there! Only the toll road and the Beltway. Or better yet, you can stay in the Old Dominion and I will cross the Potomac to see you. CALL ME. I'll come. Unless I'm down in Mathews partyin' at your house with Mark & the CB parents...

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Love your sunrise photo. wishing you well and lots of your favorite foods until you get back home.

Mental P Mama said...

NOVA????? I hope you had your shots! Safe travels!

WV: sucklier

As in: My week could only get any sucklier if I can't have any wine.

Mathews Mark said...

OH I get it the red line means i'm using Mathews spelling: sucklier let me see: that crab was so sucklier i'll have another. That really suckliered.

Mathews Mark said...

Mrs F with 4 I know what you mean n ow !!!! (NOT) but what i don't know my brothers do 1.is a areo space enginier for NASA the other has his doctor's degree and teaches at a great college and the other is a captain at a large fire dept. he saves lives for a living. one of them will know. (ME I'm just the black sheep of the family ) way to much coffee.MM

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That plant looks familiar, at least the leaves do. Not sure if we have 'em around here or not.

Mathews Mark- Am getting ready to depart on my trip, so mind the store here while I'm gone.

I might not return to the blogosphere or e-mail for the rest of the week, so hope everybody has a great one.

Mathews Mark said...

Country girl (my hero) you ask what is best to get rid of stinga nettle sting, NOTHING !!!! One of my brothers tell me the sterial fluids just washes the salt away. the salt makes it twice as bad. The sting affects some people worse than others. But I have never seen anything that would completely take the sting away.15 beers and 5 lemon drops work just as good as anything. Just wash the sting off as quick as you can.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Look at it this way...going to NORVA will just get you prepared for the NYC adventure! Enjoy it all! You'll be home before you know it!
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Grandma J said...

I'm so glad I'm not you when you post about your job in the city. Just think how much more you appreciate your little slice of heaven when you get home.

Happy belated birthday to that handsome man next door!!! :))