Monday, September 19, 2011
I woke up this morning with one of those bubbly feelings in my stomach - kind of like butterflies! Some days I am so excited to face the day and this is one of those days. It could have something to do with the fact that I slept ALL night without waking up even one time, which is pretty rare for me.
The things-to-do-list today is no more exciting than any other day, but today I'm super happy to get started.
1. Exercise - DONE - Daryl walked with me this morning. That makes me happy. And I always feel better about myself, and in general, when the exercising is finished before the rest of the day begins. I was rewarded for being out early today with a beautiful rainbow in the sky! I've never seen one so early in the day. And, even better, when I turned the corner at the top of the hill a deer ran out in the road ahead of me! The deer was silent, but she rustled the soybean plants as she jumped out so I got a glimpse of her. Oddly, the song stuck in my head yesterday was "As the Deer". Just one of God's object lessons, I guess. I don't always walk for exercise because it gets so boring to me. Sometimes I jump on the trampoline, but only when there is absolutely no one around. I even tell Shiloh not to look.
2. Cut grass - When the grass grows and I look out over the yard and see how uneven it is, it feel like clutter to me. I feel that clutter even when I'm in the house. That is one reason I like to cut grass. It gives some order to my day. But, this time of year, the order in the yard lasts more than 4 hours. Without it growing so fast, it is more fun to cut!
3. Finish sewing a couple of dresses for the grandgirls - There is no chore to that. I just have to finish the other things on my list before I get down to the fun.
And to top it all off, Friday is the first day of Fall! Actually, when I think about it, that may be the reason I feel so good today. I am sure that the month of August is necessary for some reason, but let's just say that it isn't my favorite way to spend 1/12 of my life. September, though, is full of smells, and feelings, and memories of cooler times to come and I love it!
I love days like this!