Today I love temporary counters that came out of our old kitchen that I cut myself and forced to fit until the new counters are made and are ready to be put in. I love that we have running water. I love that the company that will be cutting the new counter has closed for two weeks to be safe and to help thwart the spread of the COVID-19 virus. I love that I can live with that easily. I love that we will keep working quietly here in our home on the changes we had planned on and that many of them will be accomplished by the end of our social distancing and isolation days. I love that we have things to do for the next few weeks and that includes books to read and shows and movies to watch and old cupboards to tear out and used things like a Garbage disposal (never really used the thing) and a range vent (used it all the time but have a built in in the new kitchen) to sell off. I love helping things remain useful instead of having them fill up the landfills. I love salvaging things that can be reused. I love that when we are finished with our temporary counter than at least part of it is going to become an outdoor fish cleaning table at a friends cottage.
Today I love that I wrote this on this day in 2015: “Today I love coffee. It helps my mind wander down the paths of least disinterest. Coffee also increases my vocabulary and improves my eyesight by three to five percent according to my own studies. I think I have a graph of that somewhere … oh no, I apparently lost the graph one disorganized and coffeeless day. Oh well, take my word for it.” I love that they are still good words. I love that my life continues without boredom and yet without too many troubling challenges. I love that I am prepared to endure what I must and will do just that until I’m done.
Today I love sardines. I love molasses. I love cayenne pepper even though I swear it makes my mouth feel like I burnt it to a blister, because I love the heat, and because the feeling goes away long before a blister would heal so obviously I did not blister the roof of my mouth last night. I love adventures and that includes adventures with food. I love that one day in the hopefully not too distant future our friends will gather here at our place and we will challenge ourselves to produce great tasting food in a competition like atmosphere, but the winners will be the ones who enjoyed themselves, I’m hoping for an all around tie.
Today I love drinking coffee in my new kitchen made with my coffee maker that is sitting on my temporary counter top.