Today, I'm just going back outside. We are fortunate enough to live on our own 5-acre oasis of calm that is a world away from the craziness everywhere, and though I complain more or less constantly about the overwhelming number of things that need done outside on any given day...I am grateful for every inch of the little piece of heaven we are blessed to live on. Less weeds would be great, but still.
There are currants to pick in the shade of the weeping birch this afternoon, and the raspberries and blueberries are ripening faster every day. There are bushels of gorgeous roses blooming. We have mint/lemon balm sun tea soaking up the heat on the back deck, and there is a hammock ready for a sunset break with a good book. What else could I need?
It's going to be 100 degrees today, so it's also a perfect day for the beach, and there are tons of choices around here. Later I'm making potato salad and my mom's cucumber salad, and panna cotta to go with the berries after our BBQ dinner tomorrow to celebrate this great country's independence day. We can watch all the big fireworks displays in the county from our hot tub under the full moon tomorrow night, with no crowds to fight, no traffic in sight, the cel phones off, and I will be with two of my favorite people in the world.
If you stop and take a breath sometimes, you realize how much you have to be grateful for.
Have a fun and safe 4th, you guys.
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