Today I love Saturday escapes to the farmers’ market, to the cottage, to the seclusion of a shady corner to write, to the water when it’s time to cool down, to the kitchen when it’s time for another cup of coffee. I love when the sky is caught in the net of wispy clouds and held there for me to watch as it slowly bakes in the sunlight. I love the coolness of the tree leaves on warm days like this, love their shade and love the comfort of their sound as the riffle in the slight off shore breeze. I love escaping to the water, being by the bay, or on it, or in it, it’s all good and comforting and I’ll take that any Saturday morning I can get it. I love that we get to come here almost every single weekend of the year, I love that I was receptive to this idea of having a cottage when it came up, love that I spent no time at all needing to be talked into it, for now I love that we spend time here. I love how much time we get to be here, though it seems like never enough, love that we make the most of it. I love that this place is full of memories after only three years here, love that we haven’t sold it yet and tried something else, love that if and when we do that we will be packing up all our memories here and happily taking them with us.
Today I love that I have a cunning plan to make shortcake because someone brought strawberries home with them yesterday and so I offered to do my part and make something to go with them. I love that there just happens to be way too much whipping cream in the house right now so that is convenient to the whole scheme, isn’t it? I love strawberry shortcake, the dessert, not the doll, never had one of those … okay, fine, I love the doll too, wouldn’t want it to feel left out, but I still never had one, way before my time.
Today I love new tools that work and do what they are supposed to do. I love that even though I am pretty much retired I still can’t quite bring myself to letting my tools let me down. I love that I know I should sell them off but then what would I do when I need to fix something here or at home or at a friends place, or if I get some small job that pays coffee money? I love that I can still justify buying new tools, I’m a push over.
Today I love drinking coffee while the shortcake bakes and the strawberries just sit there waiting for me to make them sing even more than they already do.