Wednesday, August 28, 2019
I’m in a great mood, noticeably, and it’s a bit overwhelming. This morning, the horses came into the barn quietly and cooperatively, fish in the watering troughs sprang upward for their eats, and a surprised bunny (a pretty white and brown cottontail) dashed from the barn. She might have a nest with babies under the hay, for this is the second morning she’s bounced away upon my appearance. I gaze at our mountain range emerging from a mist. Even the surrounding weeds aren’t particularly bothersome. I take a closer look at the Sego Lilies. They’re still here, tall and straight, but with pedals closed together. In years past, they’ve not remained visible this long. Maybe the difference is from all the rain that landed this summer.
On my early brief outings to feed large animals, my four dogs stay inside the house to lessen their waves of barking, but even from the barn they’re noisy. Anyway they’re inside and hopefully less intrusive. On re-entering the house, I get a new boost, for noticeably, the carpet’s been vacuumed. Yes, I’m into cleaning the house, always a production, and as usual, because I’m anticipating guests. With all else to take care of on this small acreage with large animals and my part-time job, there’s little time (and so little energy) for diligent inside maintenance. I’m happier when the inside job is done.
Maybe this is why my improved mood–more’s getting into order. The weather is cooler, animals are cooperating, my part-time working hours are reduced, and the vehicles and tools are in decent working order. This is a good day to go buy a lottery ticket!
Dear Friends: Boil everything to an essence, and Voila! Simple is da’ bomb. Diana