Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer is coming.

Summer is hovering just beyond the horizon and I am so ready for it.
I want to be hot and sweaty and feel the breeze cool off my skin.
I want to tend my herb garden and hear my husband sigh with satisfaction when he tastes my inventive creations.
I want to hike with my boys up to a hidden waterfall.
I want to ride my bike around town and feel the wind in my hair.
I want to wear my summer dresses and see a dusting of bronze on my pale skin.
I want to lay out a blanket and watch the clouds float by.
I want to swim in the river which is equally terrifying and exhilarating.
I want to eat fresh vegetables that I picked with my own hands.
I want to can sweet, succulent raspberry jam that I will eat in the winter to remind myself of summer.
I want to read scads of books while I bask in that elusive Oregon sun.
I want to visit the vineyards and drink summer wine.
Its coming and yes please, I will have some of that!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

This is the epitome of a feel good song.

I have been feeling stretched very thin for several
weeks now and today as I was (again) running around town
getting supplies for all of the events I have going on I
realized that sometimes you have to just force yourself
to take a deep breath and relax even if you don't
have the time. Well this song came on the radio and I
rolled down the windows and felt the wind and the sun
and I went ahead and took that deep breath. And it felt good.

Really what life comes down to is being happy and feeling
good. Living in the moment and not letting all of those
pressing responsibilities suck away your joys.
I rather think that is what Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs
were thinking about when they wrote Feel Like Makin Love.