Today I love changeable weather. I love that the weather is supposed to clear from its current dull grey and damp mood to a sunny day that will be perfect for drying clothes on the line. I love that my day is swamped and full of things to keep me busy. I love how hard we worked over the weekend, putting in most of the dock at the cottage and moving around a yard of topsoil at home. I love that the rain barrels are now completely functional and in service, the down pipes have been modified to the right height to fill them, and the watering hoses are attached and functional (though I may be making some changes to that yet) and the gardens have already started to benefit from them. I love that there are pea plants growing in the back yard and that I intend to plant some more yet. I love that I check the beets and carrots and parsnips every day to see if they have sprouted, lazy starters every one. I love that I am in charge of thinning them out because no one else in my household can bring themself to pull out perfectly good plants so that others can have enough room to grow.
Today I love that there will be laundry done by the end of this day. I love that there will be baking done by the end of this day. I love that there will be other work done soon as well. I love that my week is being juggled around, because I am up for that challenge and I will get through it. I love how easy it is to just dig in and go forward when I’m done grumbling about changes, so much so that I have opted to set aside a goodly amount of my grumbling and have discovered that that time can just as easily be used to take care of the things I was going to grumble about.
Today I love rhubarb custard pie, and I would make one of those if I had any pie shells or the time to make pie shells, but luckily for me I have the time to think about those pies and thinking about good things is both very enjoyable and a powerful motivator. I love how the air smells like haying season even though I’m deep in an urban area, must be the country boy in me that smells that, senses it, feels the feeling of needing to put my boots on, grab my gloves and head to the fields.
Today I love drinking coffee in the blustery and changing weather while I admire the fully installed rain barrels.