Today I love being wakened by the rain and listening to it falling softly on the world around me. I love that the windows have been open for weeks now and still, every now and then, there is a moment when I feel the air moving through the house and I catch a taste of the outside air and it is alluring and rich and it calls me out into the world. I love that the tomatoes are blushing and some are ripening completely and that is such a treat because they taste so much sweeter than the ones we can buy in the grocery stores. I love that August has its own feel, full on summer with the promise of September’s autumnal approach. I love that I will be swimming in that big old bay in Autumn still. I love how my mind can wander from thing to thing when I start to consider the love that I have in my life for the wonders that surround me. I love that I have increased my love of those wonders by simply starting to itemize them and realizing how much more there is to love in my life than I had assumed there was. I love that I have always loved my life but writing this blog makes it so much better.
Today I love that there is online work to do and I may start it on the front porch. I love that the rain seems to have slowed down or maybe even stopped but I don’t care because there seems to be no wind and so the shelter of the porch roof will be all I need to keep my equipment safe from the elements while I continue to enjoy them from my outdoor office. I love that there is so much work to do around here right now and though I’m moving slower than I should be these days I still appreciate having things to do.
Today I love the apple raisin cinnamon porridge that I made last night and I love that it will last a week. I love that I’ve gotten kind of crazy about my porridge preparation these days and am grinding the steel cut oats and adding scotch oats to the mix and making a smoother and tastier gruel than the stuff I used to make. I love that I can’t help but think I might be nuts when I’m doing all the prep work for it but I can’t seem to not do it and just cook groats, so I’ll just enjoy being nuts and love my porridge.
Today I love slurping coffee and watching the sky lighten up while I itemize the loves of my life, like fresh, home grown tomatoes.