If every summer day was like today, I would be in heaven. 25℃ (feels like 27℃) or, for you Yanks, 77℉ (feels like 81℉). The sun is shining but are were puffy white clouds passing by, breaking up the blue and momentarily giving breaks from the direct rays. The breeze is warm and steady at 30km/h with gusts up to 39km/h (19mph, and 24mph). The tree leaves rustle, the birds sing and traffic sounds so far away it is a barley discernable hum.
It is now late afternoon and all the neighbours, myself included, have mowed our lawns; no more sounds of circular saws or hammering or other chores needed, and now, we can sit by our pools or on our patios or right in the grass, having earned our time of respite, and just be one with the world.
Of course there is supper to be made but I’ve actually planned ahead, sorta, kinda maybe. The salmon “should” be thawed by the time I’m ready, right? Plus, supper won’t be at least until 7:00 pm today… In the meantime, I am catching up on my reading – I am participating in Sammi’s Lord of the Rings re-read. It’s fun. We read a half-chapter per week, then “discuss” on her blog in her Tolkien Tuesday. I was behind by four weeks! Tomorrow we shall be discussing the first half of Chapter 11: A Knife in the Dark. It’s fun to get the opinions and thoughts of others (we are 4-6 regulars who participate) on each segment.
I was actually serenaded by a robin as I enjoyed the afternoon. How can one not appreciate that?
The BBQ is cooking my salmon and my rice is in its last resting five minutes. The asparagus are just about to get some grilling and I may actually be joined by the other residents of this household for supper, like at the same time as me. Whoa.
We so enjoyed the different flavours brought out by the barbecue, it had me wondering why I barely used it last year. I shall definitely rectify the situation this year.
I’m also wondering why the hell we did not eat outside, especially since at the time we ate (8:00), the non-existent roof on my gazebo (ripped last year and needs to be replaced) wouldn’t have mattered as the sun had moved away from the house. Much as I love to eat outside, I do not love to eat in full sun and will never understand those who do. To each his and her own, I say.
*Special note: I was so enjoying the day yesterday that I finished posting today, Monday 😉