It’s really a lovely morning. Sunny, blue skies, quiet surroundings in which to enjoy my morning coffee. I sometimes worry that perhaps I shouldn’t drink as much as I do, although I rarely go over three cups in the morning, and don’t drink coffee the rest of the day. However, yesterday I read that we should not exceed 400 whatevers a day, and that one cup is about 100 of those whatever measurement they were using. So turns out I’m doing just fine and not overdoing it. Deep sigh of relief.
This morning I tried to take a video of my Nong cat’s behavior when “her” puppy, Shasta, comes to the door to come in. I obviously was not paying proper attention, because what I captured was not the cat alerting me to Shasta’s need. It was mostly the little table top that sits next to my chair. Another time, I’ll try again.
I have often asked those who support the current resident of the White House what it is about him that they like – specifically, do they admire him, and what actions has he taken make them think he is doing a good job. No one ever answers those questions. Which raises the question – why is that? The best I have gotten is “he’s doing what he said he’d do” – well, he said a lot of things, most of which change from moment to moment, so can you give me specifics? Guess not.
I’ll be right back. Going to get that third cup of coffee.
A friend has asked me to do the illustrations for a children’s book she is writing. Challenge, that one – drawing does not come naturally to me. Nor does using watercolors, but that’s what I’ve opted to do, so it’s practice time. Learn as you go time. I can tell this is going to be a slow process. Hopefully I will do well enough that it’s also a rewarding process. Here’s my practice run for the first illustration:
I see things to change – but that’s what practice runs are for, isn’t it? I’ve realized that, among other things, I need to get some masking fluid – what I have is old and dried up. That’s a today project, a trip to town for that and a few other items to keep me stocked up until I make another trip to town in a couple of weeks. Sometimes Amazon is not the answer. Rarely.
We’re heading into the end of summer, although the hottest days we’ve had this year are due to arrive this week. Perhaps they will be the last hurrah. I’m always ready for fall, but never ready for winter. In my next life, I’m going to be wiser with money so I can travel to warm places for winters. Or at least a warmer place, one that is more readily accessible during snow time. We have mountains surrounding us which make it a challenge. At least for me. I’m a wimp.
Are you just so impressed by all my deep thoughts? The best of them is knowing that I sit here, having enough, satisfied with life. For the most part. Are we ever completely satisfied?
Wishing you enough – today, tomorrow, and always.