Today I love being on the bay in the morning and experiencing all the weather in half an hour, sunshine, clouds, wind, waves, and even a bit of rain. I love that there is a place for a water bottle on my kayak and another place for a coffee can and my moose can fits very well into that place. I love that I am well aware that both places are for water bottles but it’s my kayak so I get to say what they are for and I say coffee … and water. I love that the cargo net holds doughnuts well. I love this place where swimming and paddling and sometimes fishing are just at the end of the yard. I love that we have evening shore fires and beautiful sunsets. I love that morning comes gently to this place and eases us into our days. I love waking up to the sound of children in the cottage, talking and giggling and being happy. I love that it is going to rain soon and that’s great because I love the rain and also we’re in from kayaking now. I love that we are not in any rush to relinquish our hold on this weekend and intend to make it last as long as we can, with plans to worry about as little as possible being very high on our list for this day.
Today I love looking forward to things, like the dragon boat going back into the water tomorrow for a month or so more of paddling. I love that I am also looking forward to curling starting up soon. I love that I’ve been watching some curling on TV lately to get my head back into that space where two dimensional geometry is wobbly and less than reliable or even factual but it is the only math you can use to play this chess on ice. I love that I am looking forward to cold days with us tucked away in the cottage or at home, venturing out when we need air and exercise or to go to work, but being content with the comforts of a warm fire and a hot meal and a good book or show.
Today I love capturing drift wood on the surface of the bay and collecting it for no other reason than it’s wonderful shape. I love that I was able to remove a large piece of fishing line from the bay that came complete with two floats, two sinkers and a lure with a single hook, and thus ends its chance to endanger the wildlife from my bay. I love that, although I wasn’t able to remove the idiot on the jetski who was trying to defend his little bit of beach by chasing ducks away, I was able to stand and stare at him until he realized I was watching, and judging him, and then he quit.
Today I love drinking coffee on the rocky westerly waves in my little kayak while I enjoy all the weather, even the rain.