August had a gem of a week last week! It was a week…
…with sunshine I didn’t scoot in a hurry to avoid.
…when my deodorant kept me dry.
…to open a few windows, turn on the attic fan and air out the house (and turn up the volume on the record player).
…to drive with windows down to air out cars and heads (with volume up on the radio).
…to watch cats, squirrels and birds. Dogs and chickens, too, if you are lucky enough to have them. Were I still on the farm, I would have watched the cows.
…to rock in the porch swing with an unopened book. I always have one handy but that week had days I enjoyed doing nothing.
…to enjoy spontaneous outdoor lunches.
…to chase down the ice cream truck in town and dream of one with rural routes.
…to think about drinking coffee. I’m a novice coffee drinker. Don’t want it on sultry days.
…to watch the river. That means going out of town unless I want to break the law, but that week it was worth the drive.
…to enjoy baking. I should have eaten less, shared more, but brownies are yummy.
…to listen – to the birds, crickets, katydids – and music and hearts.
…to exhale, to laugh, to hope.
Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” Norman Cousins