“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

This morning I decided to haul my laptop to the deck. Usually I read the papers, drink my coffee and go back inside to write. Today, though, is so lovely I couldn’t bear to be in the house. Gracie, a creature of habit, did go back inside for her morning nap but joined me here after a while. She is now sleeping behind me in the shade of the giant scrub oak. The air is cool with a breeze strong enough to blow the pages of the paper away, but I caught them just before they went into the backyard. The birds were here earlier but have since moved on. The cheeky red spawn saw me go in and jumped onto the deck expecting to munch the seed without human intervention or the jet spray from the hose. When I came back out, it jumped onto a branch right by the deck and watched me for a while as if to dare me. In the showdown, I went for the hose. It leapt to another tree and kept going. We will both live to fight another day.

The paper was filled with choice tidbits. They have found a new deer tick borne disease which has yet to be named. I’m thinking Skip or maybe Ted. The great whites are back, and there is a three-year study to determine which of them return to the Cape every summer. I’m sure the seals would also love to know. The big front page news was about a state rep visiting his constituents before he begins his reelection campaign. He rides a Freego, the Chinese version of a Segway, to save gas. I’m thinking buying American would have been a better idea for a state rep. The article, otherwise boring, did give me a chuckle. An 81-year-old woman told him he needed exercise not a scooter. He answered like the politician he is and said we all need exercise.

This morning writing Coffee took me a long time because I was so easily distracted by everything around me, by the swish of the leaves blown by the wind, the irritated sounds of the impatient chickadees waiting their turns at the feeders, the chattering of the angry spawn, Gracie’s snoring and the sun and the flowers. I sometimes forget that no day is ordinary.

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6 Comments on ““Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Can’t say the same about the day over here, mostly rain. Sometimes drizzle but mostly heavy showers. I have seen the sunlight twice today so maybe there’s hope after all 🙂

    It’s election year here and the government seems to be hit badly. Can’t say I’m sorry because it’s a conservative government that totally destroyed our social security net. Many of us think however that they should get the Nobel Price in medicine because they told us no one can be sick for more than one year, after that one must go back to work. They did send dying cancer patients to the employment services but that was too much for us and after that they have falling and falling in popularity.

    The bad thing is that “my” side isn’t much better. Well, they will try to restore the social security net but one of the parties politics seems to it’s worst to us living on the countryside. They would love to force move us to the cities and make the countryside to a big cute museum 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We haven’t had rain for a wile. When I finish here I have to water the garden and the deck flowers. I have to do that every day.

      I can’t believe they sent dying patients back to work. What idiots. They should probably not expect much success at the polls.

      Of course the other party will correct the mistakes of the current party. Every party no matter the country makes that promise. The republicans here are listing all that Obama has done to ruin the economy. They conveniently forget it was Bush, the idiot, who got us into Iraq in the first place. All the economic woes stem from that.

      Have a great evening. Just forget politics!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Today was one of those days where I did nothing. At 6 AM I walked the dogs after which I fed them. I spent an hour clearing messages on my laptop and I read for a bit. Then I slept and so did the dogs. Must be the heat. I woke up at 3PM, walked the dogs again and fed them again. We sat outside in the yard. I enjoyed the breeze and they wrestled with each other and barked at the neighbors. All in all a busy day. 🙂

    Enjoy your evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I watered the outside and inside plants. That was it for the day.

      We didn’t get the heat you did. There was a cooling breeze the whole day. It isn’t as dramatic as it was, but it is still blowing.

      I have a ton of errands for tomorrow. I was going to do a couple today and decided, instead, to do them all in a single day.

      Have a wonderful evening!

  3. flyboybob Says:

    Thank goodness I went to work this morning. I would hate to not have somewhere useful to go to every day. Today the skies were clear and rain ended Saturday morning. Only 95 degrees this afternoon but the humidity was up. In July and August we get the southwest winds that bring hot dry air up from Mexico and then we get into the triple digits.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Some people can retire while others can’t. My friend will die at her desk. She is afraid of retiring while I love making my day be whatever I want. I got up at 5 every morning for all those years, at work by 6:30 and was seldom home before 4. I earned these days and am happy for them.

      We may be in the 80’s today, and it is going to be humid. Right now the day is breezy and pleasant. We seldom get into the 90’s and I don’t ever recall 3 digits.


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