Last night I was supposed to work but the person I have been caring for went into the hospital. I could have gone to work in a facility but I decided to take the night off. I had a wonderful night’s sleep and woke up at 10:00. One of the things I love about having teenagers is I can sleep as late as I want.
I woke to a beautiful day! I puttered around a bit and had a rebellious thought of not making my bed. Then I rethought that because I actually like a made bed. That in itself is weird because I never used to make my bed. Anyway, the weather was and still is beautiful. My husband and I sat on the sundeck and had a cup of coffee and planned our day. My daughter’s best friend was getting water baptized today so I went to that. We then went and picked up some groceries and I decided to make a roast for dinner. I came home and puttered in the yard, taking in things for winter and cleaning bird feeders. Presently I am wearing shorts and a light shirt and no socks. All too quickly the time will come when I pack up my summer clothes (I am putting them in the top of the linen closet. Please remind me because I will forget) and replace them with flannel and fleece. I hate socks. When I am at work I can’t go through a 12-hour shift without taking them off at least once.
My car’s ‘check engine’ light is on. Fuckity.
And this was cool…. While I was bringing in things for winter I was really close to one of the bird feeders. I looked up and so-close-I-could-have-touched-her was a Chickadee. She looked at me and I looked at her for about a minute. Then I heard a buzzing behind me and turned and saw a hummingbird equally as close. The hummingbird went back and forth three times while looking at me then off she went. Maybe I am silly l but the experience was spiritual. Maybe my mom sending me a message on the third anniversary of her death.
So the roast is cooking in the Crock-pot and I am going to go and put potatoes and carrots around it. A nice day all round.