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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today

Tess and I weeded Rosebud Park today. Tied up a sagging clematis. Cleaned up and brushed off the rock wall. Swept the porch and rock paths. The front yard beckons friends to come in and visit again.

We all gathered around the front porch swing when Craig came home. Laughed and shared bits and pieces of our lives.

He busted out the BBQ for our first home grilled ranch burgers of the season.

We took Maggie on a walk around the airport trail. She is obeying the 'to heal' command well, without a lead. It hailed between sunshine bursts.

We picked up some debris the wind had scattered while Craig got car license renewal tags put on. And tires rotated ~ for one of his princesses. A gift.

Brita grocery shopped for me, taking a huge weight off my shoulders. A gift.

We saw an eagle circling as we took our walk. Three early hummingbirds found winter at a still empty bottle. I quickly made a fresh batch of nectar and cleaned the feeder. I hope to see them tomorrow, sipping. Two yellow finches shyly took a bath in the bird bath while a fat robin tried to bully them away.

I took a couple books to the porch swing several different times today. They stayed open, but face down while I let my mind drift. Swinging a gentle rhythm.

This is it: Common. Ordinary. Simple. Sweet. Regular. Unremarkable.

I'm ready to set the sponge for fresh bread tomorrow. It will work magic while I sleep, full of peace and contentment.

What I haven't mentioned yet is the black cloud. It wasn't a rain cloud. I woke with this cloud/kite of despondency hanging over me this morning. It was dripping yuck all over. I let loose the kite string handle and it careened off in the distance. Since it lacked a proper tail, it must have had a crash landing.

Instead of me.

Bad beginnings often have good endings.

14 comments:

Jenny said...

Hmmmmmm....we had different days.......

M.L. Gallagher said...

Oh Kathleen, this is beautiful -- and so true and wise.

"Bad beginnings often have good endings."

Hugs

Louise

Sandra Heska King said...

What a full and lovely day. So glad you let go of that kite!

Lyla Lindquist said...

It lacked a proper tail.

There's more in that one line than I'll read all day today.

Craig said...

:) :) :)

Maureen said...

Happy for you. And how nice that Craig leaves comments for you here.

A Simple Country Girl said...

Oh yes, a day in the ordinary when all of God's blessings and gifts are embraced as mundanely wonderful, is indeed an extraordinary event worthy of praise!!

Blessings.

Nolie said...

I hear the front yard beckoning me...

Kathleen Overby said...

Thanks for knowing how it is. The real part.

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Cassandra Frear said...

'Bad beginnings often have good endings.'

Yes, Thank God. Otherwise, where would we be?

n. davis rosback said...

not bad, for ordinary :-)

n. davis rosback said...

i think i might go for some of that ordinary today...sounds pretty good to me.

L.L. Barkat said...

I liked the eagle and the hummingbirds. And I answered you over at Green Inventions. And I added a warning to the top of the post because of what you said... because I suddenly felt the post needed a warning. It is not a pretty post, and people should know that up front.

Anyway, I'm sorry about the black cloud, but you have still managed to bring a beautiful, peaceful set of images to your readers (and I love you especially because you email me wonderful encouragements... don't ever doubt that :)