Today is a busy day. I am preparing for a dinner party tonight as well as a backyard wedding in one week.
Baking lemon squares: I don’t bake very regularly. The new mixer I bought at Christmas was still in the box. Also, I don’t follow directions well. I expressed my frustration at having to re-read the directions, and my husband said, “You just don’t like anyone telling you what to do. Even when it’s a recipe.” He’s right, I guess. Nevertheless, said lemon squares are currently making my kitchen smell fresh and lemony.
Arranging flowers: I love buying cheap flowers at the grocery store. I feel like I am rescuing them from a terminal life in the garbage bin. Yellow-orange tulips and white carnations are currently brightening up the kitchen and dining tables.
Cleaning cat litter: I will spare you the details.
Reading blog posts: The Slice of Life Challenge is well on its way, and I am finding so many great posts to read. I secretly wish I could sit here all day and read and comment. But the floor needs sweeping and the bathrooms need a once over before guests arrive.
Cuddling Charlie: Charlie is a cuddle-dog, a nine-year-old schnauzer/ poodle mix, a schnoodle. Currently, he has an infected mole on his face that needs to be surgically removed on Monday, so I am giving him lots of hugs and kisses.
Opening the doors: The spring air is fresh and warm. The sun is shining. The trees are reaching out for green, green, green. We’ve added more plants to the deck in preparation for the wedding. They make me happy. A shasta daisy that I thought died in the freeze is pushing out red blossoms.
Writing and thinking about writing: This SOL challenge has my mind always thinking about writing. Ideas float around like butterflies. Every day I look forward to opening the blank blog page and writing. After 6 years of this practice, I am finally feeling like I can do this. (Tomorrow may be a different story.)
Celebrating: Each week I join Ruth Ayres blog round up of celebrations. Having a practice of looking for celebration nurtures a positive, grateful outlook. Here are some pictures from my week.