Saturday, May 20, 2006
One of Those Days
"One of those days" usually refers to a hectic day in which everything goes haywire, doesn't it? But Saturday was one of those days in which everything was very nice. One of THOSE days. Satisfying and wonderful.
Not a leisurely day. I'm remodeling, and painting, and yardwork doesn't wait, so I had to squeeze that in also.
Nicety #1. The Farmer's Market.
Nicety #2: I picked up this planter at a garage sale for $2. I will fill it with blooming somethings and put it on a tabletop.
Nicety #3: As I was contemplating how to take down an awning I'd put up for last weekend's Mother's Day cookout, I had drop-in guests: the Gods delivered 2 strapping young men to my house for a hello, and I put them to work!
Nicety #4: I talked to my Grandmother on the phone.
Nicety # 5: I talked to my son on the phone, for a good long time.
Nicety #6: I was wrapping up the painting when MORE friends dropped by. Atef, and Dana, bearing these cool retro glasses that they had picked up at a sale, just for me:
Now I must to learn to make a mixed drink! Something straight up, on the rocks, over easy, sunny side up! I have to serve something cool in these glasses!
(Nicety # 7) A kickass dinner from with my farmer's market purchases: A piece of a baguette with homemade goat cheese, tomatoes, and basil broiled on top, and a salad on the side.
(Nicety #8) That little guy pictured at the top was hopping and screaming his little froggy head off as I came a bit too close to him with the lawnmower this morning. I captured him in gloved hands (no warts for me!) and carried him to the so-called pond (aka muckhole eyesore) across the street. I gave him a lecture about lawnmowers before I released him.
It was a busy day, full of hard work and a few accomplishments, yet laced with so many niceties, that I could not help setting down at days' end with a great sense of contentment. A lucky one, I am.