Today I love breaks in traffic when we’re on the road to new adventures. I love that today is the annual run to our friends place in Hamilton, Ontario to make huge jugs of apple cider. I love that it is the perfect autumn day for making cider, not hot, but not supposed to be cold either, a perfect 14°C which is about 58°F for people who speak Fahrenheit. I love that I am bilingual when it comes to temperature. I love that I know people who are not and they speak one or the other, and I love their determination to survive in a bilingual temperature world … is that bi-tempural? Maybe. I love making up words and having fun with them. I love that the day is a good one for driving, and going to the market, and writing on the road; it is sunny and bright and full of goodness. I love days that take it upon themselves to make up for the difficulties that past days have offered and the hardships brought on by days to come. I love sweet autumn days like this very day we have here. I love that no matter what happens in the next hours of this day, this weather will have been exactly this way and we are reveling in its glorious wonder.
Today I love that last night’s curling went really well and that we played seven ends which were like seven very short individual games and for a team that has never played together before and one where half of us have never played the game, we did pretty good, winning two of the seven ends and coming in second on the other five. I love that we either win points or we win the hammer (last rock) and that we managed to make the Hammer count a couple of times last night so we’re well on our way to becoming a team.
Today I love breakfast at the market every Saturday. I love that the people who take our breakfast order identify me as “dope hat dude” on the order and that’s okay with me. I love that we went into the market with a plan and we stuck to it and got through the market in a respectable amount of time and still got to talk to friends. I love that there is authentic Syrian food from the market in the back seat of our car for us to eat as our lunch and I am looking forward to that.
Today I love drinking moose can coffee on the road to visit our Hamilton cider press friends, doesn’t get much better than that.