I’m sitting here, staring at the cursor on the screen blinking. My mind void of ideas for tonight’s footnotes.
As I sit here, I allow my senses wander. I’m listening to the ceiling fan humming above me, the sounds of the night insects coming in the open window along with the night breeze. Every once in a while I hear the neighbors talking out in their yard. Earlier today someone managed to set off their car alarm which in turn caused the alarm in the car beside it to go off. Yes, I laughed. I was however out of sight over on the far side of my yard walking around and around and…
It was so hot today that I had to do my laps in segments or as NASCAR calls is, stages. As I walked around my circle in was in and out of shaded spots into the sun. I felt the heat on my shoulders as I walked. I took water out with me so I wouldn’t allow myself to get dehydrated. In the end, I got my ten thousand plus steps.
Part of the time, Molly was out there watching me and for a while Bella was. Bella is still spending most of her time resting inside. The spray does seem to be helping as well as the allergy pill. Once the places have healed I’m going to give her a good brushing whether she wants it or not. She has to be hot with all that fur. Molly is slick coated so it isn’t so bad on her.
I can only imagine how I look though from my walking down the back steps, around to my circle and back to the house I have a constant eye out for snakes. So far though none, so I’m good there. But the cicadas are coming.
Simple, quiet, easy days are often times better than the hectic busy, busy, busy days. I can rest, relax and reset. I’m pretty sure I’m going to need it what with vacation Bible School coming up quickly. I do look forward to it though, it will be the first time I’ve been able to participate. I ought to have some interesting tales to tell as well. I may even get around to moving my cushions around to my swing so I can recuperate from a room full of 5 year olds.
I have to say though, it has been a good day. A quiet day. A day of contentment. I’ll take it.