I’m finding that I am completely content spending endless days in the country, away from traffic and noise, just sitting on the porch listening only to the garbles of friendly chickens, cottontail bunnies crunching on dry bread in the grass, “nee-hawing” donkeys who beg for tomatoes like big dogs begging for table scraps, and a spoiled cat who meows for another squirt of canned whipped cream.
I spent all weekend at my aunt’s house, where I’ve been going a lot since my uncle passed away a few months ago. It’s been fun to learn all about her donkeys and their personalities, and to help her with things like cutting flats of homemade soap, trying new recipes and finishing off bottles of champagne. We get out and do things a lot; but we know how to relax too.
Maggie came over and spent a night and beautiful Sunday with us. We spread out in the living room, and laughed at shockingly funny movies and then made dinner together.
It was a lovely, therapeutic weekend all around. What did you do?
And now, it’s time for Five Senses Monday, where I reflect on the weekend through the five senses. Share your five senses in the comments or on your own blog!
Our healthy, homemade dinner of turkey spaghetti (using spaghetti squash instead of pasta), crisp green beans and garlic, fresh-picked corn on the cobb and grilled peaches with butter and brown sugar. Later, we enjoyed refreshing (low-cal) homemade limeade ice cream. Yes, sometimes we impress ourselves too.
Lots and lots of giggles around the picnic table, even before the second bottle of champagne was uncorked.
Cold for the first time in months. We all cuddled in front of the TV with fuzzy blankets. Ready for fall. Ready to hibernate.
Petuli and vanilla and peppermint in the the batches of soaps my aunt’s been making.