eeling very peaceful tonight, and especially grateful for a few things in particular...
A long weekend! A couple of extra days with husband! Nothing requiring our time and attention until Tuesday morning! A-mazing.
Conveniences of modern living that we so often take for granted. We were without power for a number of hours recently, and it really does bring to light (candle light, in this case!) how reliant we all are on little things like power and hot water and... well, those are the two that immediately spring to mind. I can live without a lot of things, but power and hot water? Those are favorites of mine.
Spring, renewal... all that comes with it. Calves hopping about in the pasture. Flowering pea vines. Freshly mowed grass. Gently falling rain. (Or in our case, rain, hail, slush and then more rain the past 24 hours.) Sunshine (even through the rain, sometimes). The promise of morels. (Well, "promise" might be a little too strong, implying I know they are out there to be gleaned... how about wild and unsubstantiated optimism?)
Anticipation of summer. I'm pretty excited about fun stuff coming up, visits with family and friends, oodles of work to get done--at work and at home--and long days to get a lot accomplished. And, how many days until school's out? Oh, only 9. Wow.
Having a young man who wants to make a little coin over the summer. Indeed, something to be grateful for! The lists of things I will assign to said young man? They are a growin'.
Time with Seth this summer. It won't ALL be work and no play...
A pup who loves to be loved. He just adores being with husband and I when we're home, and is a great traveler too. He is curled up by me right now, head on the rug, eyes looking up at me like the sweet beast that he is.
Great greens all over the place--from true greens (arugula, kale, lettuce) to great little zinnia starts, sunflowers poking out of the ground, dahlias starting to branch out... so many great things taking off in the yard!
Strawberries! I got a little present this week of some early, sweet and lovely strawberries. They were divine and I can't wait until our little strawberry patch has ripened too. I feel like I've been waiting all winter for berries. Oh, right, I have.
As you can see by my "salad feature" tonight, I have a hankering for summer eating. We had a mean potato salad today, and there are leftovers calling out from the fridge. If that's not summer eating...
I hope wherever you are at the start of this long weekend (in the US; you Canadians had a shot at relaxation last weekend, now it's our turn) you are ready for an extra does of family, friends and DIY. Memorial Day weekend is renowned for sunburns, sports injuries, overdoing it in the yard and the start of all kinds of home projects that will take all summer to complete! Enjoy!