I’m sitting here listening to Molly. She is still outside and growling. My guess is that at least one of the cats is wandering about in the carport. I’m not parking the Jeep in there at the moment so they’re not climbing all over her. The cats are only one of the reasons I’m parking outside the carport. My drive is so muddy from the rain we’ve had that there is a layer in the carport that was about to ruin my boots. I’ll need to get that out before I start parking in there again.
The Jeep group I belong to is having a chili cook off soon. I want to participate, even though its been a while since I’ve participated in a cook off. Today I prepared a batch to see how what I planned would taste. A little of this, a smidge of that, fire burn and cauldron bubble, and all that jazz. I had a big bowl with a peanut butter sandwich earlier. Spicy but not too..I’m waiting to hear what my son thinks.
Its supposed to be pretty again tomorrow. I may take Bella to the mountain again. We both need to start working on getting this winter weight off. I’ve gained just enough weight to feel uncomfortable. I don’t know what the vet is going to say about Bella when she goes for her heart worm check up in a couple of weeks. I’m not feeding her any extra, she is still running, but she too has gained a bit more than she should.
But she was so much fun on the mountain today. Her excitement while on the way, her barely being able to wait to get out of the Jeep once we arrived. The having to check out every scent and me when she thought I was moving too slow. She greeted everyone she met, then wanted to move on to see what or who was next.
I want to be that way. Excited beyond excited to go somewhere and see everything there is to see while there. To check out every sight along the way. To take a briefest of rest and then go again. Greeting those I pass but not allowing them to stop me. To share a hello, how are you and glorious day is it not? With everyone I pass.
I talked with mom several times today. She is doing okay right now. The weather is turning nicer and she isn’t trapped inside her house. I had a nice conversation with a friend about anything and everything and then some. We may have even made a few things up as we went.
I do know that the time I spent out on that hillside, by the time I got back to my car, my entire attitude was adjusted. I felt as if I couldn’t stop smiling. Had I stayed home, I would have done okay. I would have done some housework and maybe tried to coax the cats out of hiding, but it wouldn’t have come anywhere close to what that walk gave me today.
I could sit here and start writing all the descriptive words I could come up with about today and I would still be writing this time next week. Yes, it was that good.
We all need those. The day when everything went so well. When by the time it was over, you could look back with a smile and a sigh and know you want to do that again. Maybe we all can’t hike a mountain, or even our own backyard, but we can find a quiet spot. A place where we can sit and listen to the world as it passes by.
Right now, my neighbor is practicing his drums, a dog up on the main road is barking and occasionally a vehicle will pass by. I’ve let Molly inside to curl up in her chair. Its otherwise quiet and calm. I know that as far as days go, there is nothing to complain about, it has been good.