Today I love planning ahead and feeling good about the things that have been arranged for the future. I love that tomorrow I’m packing for the cottage for the weekend and that I’m going to head there first thing Friday morning to get started on things that need doing there. I love how much we got done at home this past weekend and I love that some of that “gettin’ it done” attitude is coming with us this weekend, but I also love that some of the things that are on the list are seriously fun ones like go kayaking and arrange the outdoor furniture and have a shore side fire and figure out the arrangement of our dock cubes for the year. I love that there will be some reading going on this weekend and also some household maintenance and a few other things that make life and person better. I love that this life I’m living now is one of good things and easy smiles, happy times and conscientious decisions. I love that we are using cloth grocery bags and reusable mesh produce bags and rain barrels and refillable containers at the bulk food store. I love that when I patch my clothes they somehow feel like they are even cooler than they were before, though at my age my clothes mostly only seem cool to me.
Today I love that last night was dragon boating and that boat really was a rocket on the water and those paddlers were like pros when they dug in deep. I love how much fun people have on the boat. I love that we had some new young paddlers last night and they were getting the hang of it by the end of the evening. I love how often people start paddling like they’re in a canoe when they first try dragon boating and how soon they discover that they can actually paddle more efficiently in a dragon boat because they don’t have to sit in the middle and reach gingerly out to the water with their paddle, they can hang out over the water and dig right in there, reaching for the water that’s beside the person thats in front of them and pulling it back to their own hip and then reaching again. I love how moving that boat makes people feel like they are powerful, and they are.
Today I love that I had a week of moderate relief from feeling poorly and that I will continue to look for solutions. I love that I am still the same determined guy I’ve always been. I love banana bread, and I am shamelessly in love with the banana bread that I make myself.
Today I love sitting in my Wednesday office, drinking coffee and writing while my mind is on the water in a dragon boat.