Today I love that all things change and while change does not always make things better, even the changes will eventually fall to the next iteration of change, and so, since all things change we can count on things being better than they are now, eventually. I love that I spend my hours and days appreciating the good of now, reminiscing over the good of the past, and anticipating the good yet to come. I further love that I have found it easy to locate the best of whatever is in my life now. I love that my partner has returned to work because we know that there is self worth in being productive. I love that she was home for the past two months and more because we enjoyed our time as a staycation, worked together on our home improvements, solved problems together and watched a whole lot of fun movies and shows into the bargain. I love that today is my first day home alone in a long time and while I confess to being lonely I can also admit to a certain excitement at the prospects of all the things I have to do ahead of me and the empty house in which to accomplish those things. I love that in the past two months this house has changed a whole lot and it is not the same place that it was when the pandemic isolation began. I love our new home, even though it is far from finished.
Today I love that I will be going out to a grocery store that I haven’t been in in nearly three months, and I’m more excited than I think this expedition warrants, but I’m going to enjoy it all the same. I love that I have a big list of things to buy and that since my kitchen is nearing completion I am making more recipes than I was before and returning to my old cooking ways slowly. I love that my new counter tops have me grabbing the dish cloth and wiping up spots constantly, I love a clean and organized kitchen. I love that yesterday some of the things that grow wild, and other things that we’ve planted in our back yard were foraged and came in to the kitchen to be used and preserved for future use. I love that one of the things that came in and got used was rhubarb that ended up in a pair of custard pies.
Today I love being surprised by a price reduction on our new counter tops. I love how organized my day is though whether I’ll stick to the organization is yet to be seen. I love that yesterday while I was rumbling around the house I managed to get a few things fixed up or put away and the results are pretty grand. I love that I took one of the railings off our little deck and since the deck is only a step up from the yard and since the result was that it felt so much more open and less restricting the side has been set off to the back of the yard and we’re contemplating removing the back rail now too.
Today I love drinking coffee while I make efforts to restrain myself from eating rhubarb custard pie for breakfast.