Today I love finding peace in the commotion that ensues on the day we head home. I love that we had only a short time to spend at the cottage today before we packed up to leave and we decided that going for a short paddle in the kayaks was required, possibly even mandatory, and so we went for a 15 minute paddle into the wind and a fifteen minute drift back to our dock. I love when we are paddling into stout breezes and the waves toss us and the spray keeps me cool. I love the way my kayak comes off waves and sends spume to each side of its bow. I love that the bay looked sad and misty about us leaving but as we talked within its hearing of our return next weekend the sun came out and made the place look more cheerful, as if it too had lots to do to prepare for our return. I love that we got lots done at the cottage and will be planning on more stuff being done by the time we go back. I love that I have my errands for the week to prepare for our return, getting gas and propane, cooking and getting food for our long weekend, finding my contact lenses so I can swim with my goggles on and see what’s under the water as clearly as I see with my glasses on. I love that I am just home an hour now and am already excited about going back to the cottage next weekend.
Today I love returning to my home kitchen where I am getting ready to cook up some food for this week coming. I love that my partner is happy about how much I love the new kitchen and has told me she will gladly leave all the kitchen duties to me … wait, what? I love that I am actually pleased with that because I love the responsibility. I love that I keep coming up with plans for making more things and trying new recipes and exploring different cuisines and that all makes me happy. I love how bright and open my kitchen is now, even though it is in a corner. I love that my kitchen is no longer the hallway to the dining room, that drove me a little crazy.
Today I love that I made macaroni and cheese last Friday and it is still one of my favorite dishes and I still enjoy both making it and eating it and I have no qualms about calling my macaroni and cheese the best Mac & Chëz I’ve ever tasted. I love that since the new kitchen has become active I have made several things I enjoy cooking for the first time in years, and a couple of things that I’d never made before. I love adding new things to my repertoire.
Today I love drinking coffee back at home while I reminisce about the bay being misty at our goodbye.