It's 2:23 PM, and I'm home for the weekend. Eliza's going to the high school graduation tonight and then out with friends, so I'm in for the duration...That feels really good!! I actually left the office today at noon, went to a couple of thrift stores with Tom S., and came on home.
The animals and I are here alone... Two cats are sleeping in chairs beside the computer. I have the window in the computer room open, and several birds and I are whistling back and forth to each other. It's quite flirtacious! One of my avian friends is a BobWhite, and it's easy to talk to him. Close to the window, a wren's chirping, and the cardinals, who are quite full of themselves at the moment, dominate the cacophony. Male cardinals may be some of the most "macho" guys I've ever witnessed!
I am in love with this moment...total solitude in the most unlonely of ways...Amazing music about without stereos or iPods...A gentle breeze... I can feel my father here with me now...He'd really enjoy sitting on the porch and soaking in the outdoors....I breathe deeply when I sense this level of connection with him...I've never loved him more.
I have three days at home, and in that time, I want to be outside as much as possible. My "to-do" list is at least two miles long, and I look forward to making a dent in no certain order; moving my body and being in touch with the land's most importantly on the agenda....
It will be one of those weekends when I probably won't go to town unless we run out of cat/dog food..one of those weekends when I'll feel my body at bit after I start tacking the chores, I'm sure...one of those weekends where I'll clear my head and be as me as me can be.....(and that means I might not shower for a day or two.....)...one of those weekends when I'll turn the compost and get really excited at the earthworms I find....("Those worms are good fishin' bait," Papa tells me...)...one of those weekends when I'll be happy, happy, happy!!
If I'm inside at all in the next three days, I want to write about what's coming together for a great family reunion (July 4, 2009) in the mountains near Grandma's, and I want to write about upcoming farm events that are majorly wonderful ones concerning our farm family....(Sneak preview...Dana's coming home and she's going to have a little tummy sprouting....Brett's coming home before heading to MN to be married....V'cation's just around the corner, and Joe will be home soon..... )
But for NOW, I'm of to change clothes and go hop on the tractor....It's just too pretty and glorious to be inside.