Monday, March 2, 2009

It was just one of those days.

No, not one of those days! I mean the good kind!

Dear reader(s?), please, please allow me share this day with you. I'm not sure where you are as you read this, but in Southern California, where I sit with my MacBook warming my lap, it is quite a lovely, perfectly gray day.

I was nudged awake this morning by the sweetest filtered light. I hoped that I had miraculously managed to wake up early, and thought it was the rarely-seen dawn light that was making its way into my bedroom. Instead, just outside my window was the most gloriously overcast day, just waiting for me; the kind of weather that carries you on its clouds through the day swaddled in a cozy kind of dream.

Just yesterday the skies outside were bright blue and warm enough to send me and Paul outside to the park for an afternoon picnic. And that was a lovely day, too. But today... oh, today.


And that was only the beginning.

I was knee-deep in my weed-strangled garden-slash-jungle when it finally started to rain (such a polite rain, it was!), and I was waiting for my culinary goddess of a friend Janie to stop by with an ice cream maker I'd asked to borrow. Instead, when she arrived, she had this in her hands:

My very own ice cream maker! To make ice cream and gelato and sorbet! Oh my!

Yes, it's just been one of those days. I'm packing for a trip to South America (Colombia, specifically) with Paul, and I just feel like the luckiest girl alive.

Not even having my water shut off all day due to a plumbing disaster/incompetent landlord, nor making a dry, tough roasted pork and mushy baked apples could bring down this day.

So, wherever you are, and no matter what kind of day you had today, may your tomorrow be just one of those days.

I'll be back from Colombia next week with all kinds of stories. And then... oh the ice cream we will wreak on my poor lactose-intolerant husband!

Hasta luego, mis amigos!

1 comment:

  1. I had one of THESE days. Quite like yours, only I had home-cooked pork and baked apples, and leftover banana-chocolate cake and leftover sausages and leftover shrimp scampi and leftover Tyson Buffalo chunks and threw away what had become bleu cheese. I got to wash a girl's hands with ice water and then I saved an old lady's dog who had run into traffic.

    I ended the day with an amazing sunset seen from the driveway. Plus, I get to look forward to gas and ice cream, It was just one of THESE days.