My inboxes are all at zero. The kids are at out with friends. The house is empty, and it’s fresh, cool and drizzling outside. Pizza soon and a family DVD with wine. I’m surprised you can’t hear my contented sigh all the way over there…
I had fun talking about my garden yesterday and got inspired. We ate outside after I logged off, then my husband and I sat with a glass of wine and chatted. I went inside and grabbed my camera because what I really wanted to share with you was the scent. I have jasmine growing up the wall beside my back kitchen door, honeysuckle scrambling through the laurel bushes and a pot of lavender on the table. The scent is at its most heady and intoxicating in the cool of the evening after a hot muggy day. Click here to sniff. (Wouldn’t that be nice!)
Some of the posts I’ve enjoyed recently.
I choose my blog route carefully so every day I’m sure to read at least one post that leaves me saying Exactly!
Hayden of Through the Illusion had me linguistically giddy with joy, shooting out exclamation marks like happy arrows and shouting Yes!!
Eliza of Silver and Grace wrote one of the most practical and helpful pieces you can ever hope to read if you’re a woman over forty.
Brenda’s post at Betaphilings made me want to roll around in a field!
Here are some of the quotes that have sung to me this week:
There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere. ~ Krishnamurti
Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. ~ Abraham H. Maslow
All sorrows can be borne if you tell a story about them. ~ Karen Blixen
Today I served up quiche Lorraine …for breakfast!! In a French accent, of course 😉
~Happy belated Canada day to all of our Canadian ‘café’ customers!
~May everyone from the States enjoy fireworks, good food, friends and family this 4th of July weekend!
What could you do differently today to make it feel like a holiday?