Today I love bad muffins and that even though they turned out so poor I will still eat them. I love how they make me laugh because I’ve taken to calling them puffy cookies in my head. I love that all the good stuff is still in them and they actually taste quite good. I love that I have no idea why they failed since they came from a recipe I’ve used before. I love that I am very slowly starting to bake and cook more these days and someday soon I may just start cooking spontaneously again rather than waiting until I need something made for some purpose. I love remembering when there was always banana bread in the house, that more was being made before the last of the previous batch was completely gone, that I had it down to such an art that it took me less than fifteen minutes to “throw a couple of loaves together,” and that I still love the stuff enough that when I do make it I swear I’m going to start baking again every week. I love that even though I’m still not baking spontaneously or regularly, I still look up recipes in magazines in waiting rooms.
Today I love the smell of this day, the mysterious odor of a coming warmth that isn’t here yet but is most undeniably on its way. I love the thoughts of the warmth of late spring, love looking forward to sitting outside to write and read and play music. I love that I am hoping to get back to writing the book I started several years ago, that I have plans for it that it may not like, but I will like it better when I’m done, that I’m pretty sure it will be like seeing friends again to read the first 50,000 plus words again and figure out what to change and then find out where those characters were going and how they got there.
Today I love that there almost always seem to be two ravens at the cottage and I’ve named them Nip and Tuck after L. M. Montgomery’s ravens in her book, The Blue Castle. I love literary references, and I love how they sometimes get me to read a book again, and sometimes to read a book for the first time if the reference is intriguing enough. I love books, especially free ones on my Kindle, but I have to stop loading them on there soon or I’ll never get finished reading them all. I love yesterday’s sunset and that, due to the topography of my home county, we got to see it set twice yesterday on our way home.
Today I love indulging in coffee while I write about the things I love. I love that I am this lucky, that i live this life.