I slept until 8:30. The sun streams straight in and I awaken under the covers to Spencer's head flopping on the bed to get me up, ready for his morning routine. Make the bed. I always make the bed. I can't get into an unmade bed. I take pleasure in a made bed.
Coffee on the porch. It's is clear and lovely. That fall crisp in the air. Early for that. It ought to be 103 today but it is only supposed to be 90. Oh to hold on to this. Spencer poking around. Birds making the best of the tilted broken feeder. Hummingbird fighting for the nectar and nobody winning. This feels like heaven. It does. I am in love with my lucky life.
Also it smells so good. Ate fruit loops with soy milk. Thoughts on soy milk. First, I am looking for the phytoestrogens. Second, I am reducing my dependence on cows. I am not a vegetarian. Did that for six years. Had a hamburger, life was transformed. I never loved meat and I will only eat meat I love and enjoy. I try not to be wasteful of animal products.
Therefore soy milk.
I went for a walk. A short one, just over 2 miles but it was fast and involved a hill. We call this a mountain in Oklahoma but I will ever to it as a hill for the purposes of not being offensive to readers in a altitude or attitude higher than that of mine in Oklahoma.
Spent a little time on a float on the water.
Spencer kept an eye on that dog in the water.
I changed and made lunch. It was an attempt to replicate the vegetarian Mexican Gumbo at Qdoba. It's one of the best fast food things you can buy. Also they serve China Mist jasmine iced tea. I have this meal at Qdoba once a week. Mine was transcendent. Lots of cilantro. I am sorry if you don't like cilantro. I am to understand certain people find it tastes soapy. I am so glad I am not once of those people. It is citrus to me and I cannot consume enough of it. Cleared up the kitchen and thought in lieu if beading I might nap. But then I didn't sleep. Not sure why, loaded up on black beans and guacamole as I was. Watched the Sex in the City shows on involving Jack Burger. I didn't like that season. SJP played a caricature of Carrie Bradshaw. I don't find her to be a good actress anyway but she was awful then. I had another cupcake then passed out. When I awakened it was nearly six. This nap I felt guilty about. Sleeping until dinner time feels wrong. Penance was two hours of beading while I watched The Visioners. Odd. Slow but made a great point about the homogenizing of society and the loss of creative vision.
Spencer needed a cart ride and it was nearly sundown. We went to the gate at the pasture. And this is what I love about God. I can stand in the same place and take the same picture of the same sun over and over again. And over and over again my breath is taken away. And I whisperer the prayer "thank you." All in order again, it was dinner, reading, sleep. Thank you...a whispered prayer.