This month has seen periods of great activity and periods of reasonable sloth. Here are some of my favorite things and moments so far:
Gifts of the self. Hanging out with my Dad.
A lovely Rosalind in a lovely play. It was just As I Like It. All the leads were good looking, all the dialogue was sparkling and freshly appreciated, the underlying themes were love love sex and love, the staging was magical, and it ended with a joyful dance!
New countertops that look awesome and inspire order.
Cooking enterprises, how I love thee. So delicious and satisfying.
Cleaning up after those same cooking enterprises.
The little girl teaching herself how to drink lemonade out of a real cup without spilling (much) or choking (much).
Hanging out at a neighborhood festival on a sunny and convivial afternoon. Taking pictures of the tug of war, popcicle eating, running into friends and neighbors, and sprawling on the grass.
The slow but steady shrinkage of my waistline. My pants are sagging; that's a good thing, right?
Snuggle times with my husband.
Finding excellent books that inspire and absorb me. Historical first people fiction, organizational processes and more.
Quickie quilt projects while I am trying to decide what to do next on the big project.
Local farm cheddar. So smooth and delicious.
Having the little girl run full tilt into my arms yelling "haahg!" Then presenting lips. "Kiss!"
"Southern Milk Chocolate" flavoured ice cream. Why Southern? I don't know, but it sure is delicious.
Tracking prices and deals to both stock up and streamline my buying.
New swirly flirty dance skirts from the thrift store.
All the phrases that my daughter has picked up from me. Teego.(Here ya go.) How 'bout dat! Cool cool! Gracious! Oh gosh! Oh my! Damn it!
These bright orange title headers.
Owl stamps and book-gifts arriving in the mail.
Friends who don't mind indulging in puns and silliness.
Taking opportunities to mentor other people and give back great energy.
Sleeping under the goose-feather duvet in cool weather.