Today I love finding pictures on my phone that were sent to me, and remembering where they were taken and what was going on at the time. I love when they are suddenly more beautiful than they seemed at the time because at the time they were in the context of being in a wonderful place but now they remind me of that place and time. I love that I look wild and without a care in this one where I’m wearing a pashmina scarf and standing in front of an Irish pub on the Mediterranean coast in Spain. I love that it looks like I’m intrigued by the architecture, and I probably was, ’cause there was some pretty amazing buildings and walls and streets there.I love when a picture can capture the mood of an entire two week experience. I love that I was in awe of Spain’s ancient history and character. I love that while I’m enjoying my life right now here in the place where I live and where I come from I can be suddenly whisked away by a photograph I’d forgotten I had and find myself inside my head and at the same time in a distant country of amazing sights and wondrous memories.
Today I love that I am home and back to work on the many projects that I love and the few that make me grumble but that I always feel good about getting done. I love that there are blossoms on the peas at the cottage, and now there are blossoms on the peas at home as well. I love that the peas at home were planted first but are lagging behind the cottage peas which just proves my theory that life at the cottage is more energized than life at home, even though life at home is pretty darned good. I love that we clearly made a mistake and planted a bunch of zucchini plants when we thought we were planting acorn squash plants and now it looks like the zucchini produce may actually squash us.
Today I love porridge for breakfast, even though cottage made bacon sandwiches are really good too. I love that I get to have both, each in its turn. I love that there is so much to do over the next week that I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed, because that means when I get through it all I will feel like I’ve accomplished something great.
Today I love coffee on the front verandah while I write and dream of Spain and the things I saw and heard and loved when I was there.