Today I love conversations with friends in random places like the Farmers’ Market and the grocery store. I love bumping in to old friends and new ones, love talking about work and life and curling and music and other people and any number of things that might come up. I love getting to deliver good news, especially when the good news is a little bit like a Christmas miracle, or at the very least a good gift. I love that this season is when people look for opportunities to help others and each year I hope that they come a little closer to realizing that those opportunities are there to be found any time of the year and we could keep looking for them all year long. I love when I get chances to make someone more cheerful. I love when there is cheer and joy and laughter in my home and I love that those things happen often and almost constantly. I love that we are getting closer to making serious decisions on how and how much to decorate our home for the season. I love that today my mind is playing Joni Mitchell’s River on replay thanks to a conversation with my friends Anne and Lloyd. I love how my life circles around itself but always seems to come back to music.
Today I love fussing over the house and making it look neat, and even though we all know it will never really be neat, it is amazing how much we can make it look as though it is. I love when we’re cleaning up and one of us suddenly says something that starts with, “What if we were to …” and the most brilliant ideas come out of that and they often become standard operating procedure in our home. I love that twenty minutes in any room in our house makes it look like it’s had a make over, we don’t do anything in small measures, even if they are small things that we’re dealing with.
Today I love that I have a smattering of baking ready for this season already and am planning on doing some more next week. I love that the things I made turned out okay and that is encouraging. I love that I keep telling myself that things will be even better when we replace the kitchen. I love that I happen to know first hand how much difference a new and well designed kitchen can make to the food prep that goes on in a house. I love that sometimes just a few changes to where things are stored and what it done where will fix so many things, but a complete change is like a new life for an old space and that’s almost always worth the effort.
Today I love drinking my coffee quietly after marketing while I write about good things, good people, good music, and good times.