I was relaxing upstairs tonight with a glass of wine (yes I do have wine glasses, but I don’t know which box they are packed in) thinking about the day. Lee took today off to get some things done which probably had a little to do with my mini-meltdown yesterday. Living in a construction zone and tripping over tools for the last three years with no drywall can really get a girl down. I get frustrated because I can’t make my house look nice no matter how hard I try and I so want to have a normal house where I can have friends over. While savoring my cheap cabernet sauvignon, I stopped and really thought about the day.
So what if I had dishes waiting to be washed? Sitting outside eating our BBQ’d dinner had been sweet.
So what if we have a life in progress? Laundry was washed and drying, construction scrap picked up, lawn mowed, and we will get to pouring concrete sometime this summer for a new non-tilting well tank.
Mowing the lawn today was a chore, but I love that I get to count it as exercise. Besides…a nicely mowed lawn (silly as it is) always does wonders for the mental state.
The sweet pea blooming made me smile as I mowed by them. Nobody can stay melancholy on a summer day with flowers catching their eye.
A lone raspberry ready to eat beckoned me forth, just begging to be picked.
Our cherry trees have fruit on them.
Our blueberry plants have blueberries on them (at least the ones Aggie hasn’t eaten).
The popcorn in my garden is still growing despite the vole holes that keep popping up next to them.
My tomato plants are blooming and growing big.
The recently planted cole crop is doing fine. The tiny onions make me want to have an onion and cheese sandwich.
Even our potatoes are growing despite their late start. Cucumber and squash plants are blooming, despite the almost complete germination failure from one variety.
All our chicks are doing fine and still growing.
Lee started making pieces for the second range coop. The “victims” chicks will soon have upgraded accommodations.
He also upgraded the first mini-coop with a temporary automatic bucket water system.
We have plenty of eggs again.
My mint plant is taking off, inspiring me to have lovely thoughts of making mojitos.
Jack chased us around trying to get pets while Lee checked on his hops.
To make me even happier, my favorite bush is blooming. I have no idea what it is, but every summer I look forward to it.
It was a good day indeed. Lee called up to me that he thought the neighbors were going to have a fireworks display. I squealed with excitement (as I love fireworks) and speedily changed out of my mini skirt (who says you have to wear rubber boots and jeans all the time) into mosquito proof clothes.
We waited outside in our camp chairs, me with my wine and Lee with his gin and tonic, staring at the stars, listening to the cars go by, the sweet smell of grass in the air, the cats pestering us for pets, and silly conversation swirling around.
Our conversation included an in-depth discussion of astronomy and coffee grinders. This made Lee hungry for coffee, so he had to make some.
The fireworks went off while we emptied Lee’s cup of coffee together.
Feeling happy and content, we went inside. Lee decided that we had to have pancakes (which I LOVE) so we wrapped up the day with pancakes in bed.