Saturday, July 21, 2012
Lunch today was a little repast on the back patio. I threw together some salmon sandwiches, tiny dill pickles and a coleslaw. Our beverage was a red punch made from raspberries, 7Up and lots of crushed ice.
I made sure there was a gingham tablecloth and the matching napkins (home-sewn) on the patio table. It is delightful to make use of the plastic plates, cutlery and tumblers that we keep for the summertime weather!
As we rested and refuelled out of doors, there were butterflies, a yellow canary and slow moving clouds to act as the entertainment.
Today, I really enjoyed the company of my special partner, breathing the coastal air and sitting under our awning. Very simple pleasures, but the very stuff of life.
I don't need to bungie jump or trek the Andes to be thankful for what surrounds me.
Have you got something in your life that is calm, serene and lovely? It may be as close as a meal 'al fresco'!