Today I love kids at the cottage. I love the noise and the laughter and the joy. I love that we have three children here right now and they range in age from “ready to do it all” to “can’t quite make sense of any of this yet” and I am somewhere in between with the middle one, ready, but confused still. I love that it is Saturday in the summer and the day is perfect and the water is going to be perfect for me and the company has already started arriving and this Canadian long weekend is going to be a wonderful thing. I love that I have work to do but that it is work I enjoy. I love that I can carry all my writing and recording tools with me and they don’t take up much space but so much gets done with them. I love that the three kids have been here for less than 15 minutes and one of them is heading into the water already, and that it is the middle one. I love that he has just accepted the cottage as a fact of life and have moved on … into the bay. I love that I remember being like that when I was younger and that I aspire to being like that again.
Today I love that we got packed and loaded and managed to make it to the market for breakfast and stopped to look at two boats that were for sale and got milk and other things at the grocery store and then made a beeline for the cottage and I have now crashed into a chair on the deck where I intend to work until the work is done and then I think I’ll throw myself into the water too. I love that this place is part of my life now. I love that I still call this place Paradocks.
Today I love Blitz Torte and that I haven’t lost my touch in baking them. I love that I have two very good rhubarb custard pies made as well. I love that I am planning to make Macaroni and cheese in a little bit and that will be all the things I’m actually really famous for, torte, pie, and casserole. I love that I keep trying to get famous for other things but the instant gratification of food fame is always going to be the best.
Today I love drinking coffee at the cottage while I write and the kids swim and scream and play in the water.