It is now turkey hunting season, I celebrate such a marvelous thing. The pirate rose well before dawn, nearly still the middle of the night and left, I heard him rustling around, and then I fell back to sleep. I woke at 6am from dead asleep to wide awake, strange dreams of college friends involved in strange events. The coffee was still warm in the insulated carafe left with my mug on the counter. And I made breakfast and wasted time watching TED talks for a couple hours. Then I cleaned the bathrooms, and the kitchen, and did laundry and cat boxes, and organized my bedroom opening the curtains and windows wide. The magnolia tree outside my bedroom window cast a stunning pink light over my whole room, to go with the rainbows dancing from the crystal in my east facing window.
Work done, I took my embroidery out to the patio, but the sun was hot and I was concerned for burning my nearly burnt skin from a long day at the Crawfish Festival on Saturday. Only careful monitoring of my sun-screened skin, and making my sun loving pirate sit in patches of sun near the shade kept me from burning so early in the season. And my awesome fishing hat. I took my books and boxes, and needles and threads up the hill to where my freshly repainted metal table sits in the shade under a spruce tree. I trucked up and down the hill for water, for lunch, for water for the dog, for laundry switching, for forgotten items or dropped things, taking time in between to clean the dog mess off the lawn on one trip, carrying a very angry cat up, only to have her realize that this was a lovely place to lay contentedly in the shade and get scratched regularly.
The pirate returned sometime in the middle of the afternoon. I don’t even know when. I just know that I embroidered for about 5 hours, happily content in my zone. Finally he came up and lay in the sun on a blanket for about an hour as I drank a beer, and worked on my project. The sun was setting into the evening, all day long the pink and white petals floated down on me like snow, but as the sun was setting it was magical, like a scene from one of my favorite movies by Akira Kurasawa, where the peach blossoms rain, tinkling like bells on a crying boy.
Love days like this.