Random thoughts on Saturday Night
So I’m sitting outside by the fire pit on Saturday night thinking about this and that. Cedar wood smells great in general but I smell like a smoked weenie. Lovely.
I love listening to the sounds at night. Earlier it was the yipping of coyotes in the big woods. Then the hounds at the farm over the hill. Then another hound chimed in. And the sound of a distant train. My dog decided to add to the chorus. The temperature has dropped so the peepers have stopped.
Watching the kazillions of stars welcome the big moon. And then two planes crossing paths high in the sky. I could just barely hear them go past. This is a very rural county. It boasts not having a single stop light so when it is dark out here, it is dark! I wish I had that app on my phone that identifies all the stars and constellations and satellites.
My thoughts drifted back to last weekend when we were being deluged with eight inches of rain. The rivers here in southern Indiana are still swollen.
But Monday was sunny and warm. I volunteered to help out with a school program at the arts center. As I sat there enjoying the show, I thought how great it is that performers can perform and children can enjoy such programs. What a wonderful world.
Tuesday was an even more gorgeous day. My husband and I drove over to Huber winery for a tour, tasting and lunch, courtesy of our youngest son for an anniversary present. It was a lovely day. Can’t say much for Google Maps whose directions were sketchy at best. Oh, well, tour the countryside.
Wednesday was a bit rainy. Indoor activities, shopping in town, and a meeting. Oh, and planted peas. Ever hopeful for spring.
Thursday, gusty winds and some rain squalls. I tore down some fencing from the old chicken coop. It was rusted and entwined with vines. My eldest son is building a new coop on his place. At first I was just planning to cut the rusty wire but then I decided to see if I could pull the metal posts. These are damn heavy! But with all the rain the ground was soft. I started to rock them back and forth, then pulled one. Then another. Constantly checking the trees above me to see if the gusty wind was going to drop a branch on me. The more I worked on the posts, the madder I got. Finally, I got all the posts pulled out. And the sun came out. A feeling of accomplishment; man (or woman) against nature.
Friday I spent preparing for my son and his girlfriend who were visiting for the weekend. Then lunch with friends. And some time at the library using the free wifi and researching. I’m planning on redesigning my website. Not really looking forward to that but it’s time.
Picked up my granddaughter after school. So sad that she’s moving out of state and I won’t see her for awhile. She’s such a sweet and creative child and I have had so much fun with her. We will stay in touch via Skype and the phone. And she’ll be back for the summer.
All the while, spring is sneaking up on us. The daffodils and other flowers are coming out. The grass is greening. I manage to paint several hours a day.
So, that’s a week in my life in the country. Random thoughts. Be grateful for small things. Enjoy.