Spring has arrived in full glory! This afternoon, Abby and I walked on the MC trail before doing our grocery shopping (and hair dye shopping – I’m going to get just the right colour one of these days.)
I don’t think I have to say a thing about how beautiful that walk was – the pictures will do the talking. In addition, we walked with Simon and Shanara this morning on the green trail, so we’ve had a full dose of sunshine. Tomorrow we’re doing the Westwood Ridges! When weather like this comes along, I just want to be outside and even though I tell myself that I need to do serious work in the garden, hiking always wins out. Maybe on Wednesday I’ll do some perfunctory work out there.
Simon asked me a couple of days ago if I miss being at my place. At the time I gave it serious thought and said there are three things I miss: my bed, my big computer, and (ummmmmm) okay, I can’t remember the third. Now that I’m here, I can say that I miss having a washer and dryer (maybe that was the third thing). I’m on my fourth load of laundry and love having all those clean clothes to fold! Yes, yes, yes – I adore doing laundry! I think it makes for the fact that I hate dusting. I haven’t done it in weeks and the situation is desperate. Still, I ignore it.
When I’m here, I miss Simon.
But I don’t miss anything in the traditional sense of it. I’m happy. I love my life exactly as it is. I am grateful. I feel blessed. I know that my life is going to get better and better. But I feel no need to project into the future. My blessings are here and now. As I was shopping today, I smiled (SIG) as I realized that I have a family. It may be small, but it’s family and that realization gives me a deep warm glow.