Wednesday, September 5, 2007
What is YOUR favorite hour of the day??
Not what's your favorite time of the day... What is your favorite hour?
Do you have one?
Surprise, surprise, huh?
It's 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I don't really know for sure why -it just always has been. Ever since I can remember. Ever since I thought about it, which apparently has been for a long time.
Maybe it's because school's out but supper's not yet ready ....( my Mother always had supper ready at 5 o'clock!)
Maybe it's because work day is almost done.
I'm not sure why I love it so much. The light's too strong in the summer for great photo shots. But it is pretty in the winter..and in the fall, incredible!
There are even a few 'memorable' 4 o'clocks for me....
Once, when we were thinking about moving from Colorado to San Francisco. I was already out there working, before the family joined me.
I went to the pier after finishing up my day early and saw the most incredible sight. At least it was quite incredible for a girl from Arizona by way of Colorado - seals!
On the landings - just soaking up the sun! And not in a zoo!
Real, live, WILD seals! It was the coolest thing I had ever seen.
I got soo excited, people must have thought I had some sort of affliction.
But I remember it so well. One of the highlights of my constant "work travel " at that time.
Another time, another place. This time in Texas. We had just rented a house after living in apartments for a long time. Randy and I were recently married. The kids were having a blast in "their yard".
I remember it was a Monday. The restaurant Randy's Dad owned and we both worked at was closed on Sundays and Mondays. It was early fall - I think November. Just when the 4 o'clock sky needs a little help with indoor lighting.
I was cooking supper. We were NOT having fast-food, as we did most of the busy week. This was a day off, and I wanted to cook.
The kids were watching TV or playing outside. I could hear them laughing and having fun. I felt as if it were as close to perfection as any of the families on TV I had grown up with. Now, if only I had on an apron....
A house. A husband. A family. Fall.
AND 4 o'clock.
So, what's YOUR favorite hour of the day?? Think about it - it might just stir up some pretty amazing memories.