Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love Is All

"Whatever the question, Love is the answer." 
~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Valentine’s Day and Love is in the air. Up early this morning while it is dark and the house is quiet, I make a pan of cinnamon rolls for T. With LOTS of cinnamon - just the way he likes them. Perfect accompaniment for coffee, strong and pure.

Mid-afternoon on a Sunday afternoon, T is now making a special treat for dinner, his rendition of Braciolone. Because we are mostly vegetarians, this is a rarety without company in the house. Little Bitty certainly questions our decision about being vegetarians. She begs . . . and begs . . . and begs for little tastes as T is preparing the

As we enjoy simply being together today, a day set aside for Love, we listen to Motown music, talk and laugh, simply celetrate being together. We are both so grateful to be able to share our love after so many of years of dreaming of finding this kind of love in this lifetime. Such pure joy.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Weekend Full of Happiness

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ~ John Ruskin

A perfectly perfect weekend. We left home on Friday evening to head for the lake. The foundation is complete on the addition and we wanted to see how it looks. Really, it was just a good excuse to get away from the regular responsibility of home and sigh a breath of relief.

The mild winter here in northern Indiana seems strange. But it does help with the construction work. So I’ll take the lake that isn’t solidly frozen. I’ll take the brown look of the meadow. The mild weather should help the construction be completed a bit sooner!

Saturday evening we had my brother Eric and his wife over for dinner. Just the four of us. It was a nice, quiet evening. So many times when we’re together other family and friends are around. I love that, but it was nice to visit with just them. They were married five years ago. Both second marriages, a blended family. So often I looked at them in wonder. Now, I have my own love and am even more in wonder than before!

Dinner was stromboli, salad, and a French yogurt cake with blueberries and a lemon glaze. Pure joy to cook with T. Total relaxation. (We even had enough cake left over to share with friends at the Super Bowl party.)

During the afternoon I painted a few Valentines while T prepares dinner. Something about the light at the lake that always makes painting easier. 

Reading, knitting, laughing together, time with family and friends. What could be more perfect?