the beginning of a perfect day

We awoke to a morning of bright sunshine rather than the freezing rain and high winds the weather man predicted.   As I shopped yesterday fearing the weather prediction, there was plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast.   Maple sausages, homemade apple sauce, farm fresh eggs and left over mashed potato pancakes were on the table in no time.


The pancakes are super easy, and a great way to use up left over potatoes.   We make extra potatoes at least once a week just so we can have potato pancakes.  The recipe can be found here.

After a bit of house work I intend to devote a great part of the day to sewing.  I’ll pause at 11:30 to listen to “Under the Influence” on CBC radio.  After lunch I’ll  spend an hour or so sprawled on the couch reading the Telegraph and The Globe & Mail.

So in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson………………..

“ Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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3 Responses to the beginning of a perfect day

  1. Janet Bruce says:

    Ooo, homemade applesauce! We weren’t tempted to get a dessert with our “lupper” at Big Tide an hour ago. Not that one needs a sticky-toffee-pudding cake after dining on shepherd’s pie-stuffed yorkshire popovers anyway. But I think I’ll nip downstairs for some applesauce.

    Your breakfast looks perfect for a stress-free Saturday. And I enjoy what’sisname’s programs on the advertising industry. Really like the poem you quoted, too. I’ve never read any of Emerson; should put him on the to-read list.

  2. Dianne says:

    Terry O’Reilly is the host and we are great fans. We havent tried Big Tide but it is on our list

  3. Sheri says:

    I like Under the Influence too. I haven’t enjoyed the Globe and Mail as much since they did away with the separate Saturday book section…

    Good thought from Emerson. Do you think Scarlet knew Ralph? After all, tomorrow is another day!