It rained all afternoon, a chilly October drenching. But rather than the feeling of melancholy that the rain sometimes brings, this one was actually somewhat comforting.
I loved listening to it.
It had tapered off by the time I made my way home, stopping to run some errands along the way. Just being inside the warm cocoon of the car with the wipers going was comforting in a way.
And then I got home to tea and roses.
The bouquet was sent by friends for whom I’d done a favor and their gesture of thanks both touched and surprised me. I don’t know about you, but being the recipient of a completely unexpected bouquet of flowers elevates my happiness level tenfold.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there was tea poured for me as well.
In my favorite mug.
I could smell dinner cooking in the oven and I know I sound like a broken record, but I am so thankful to be able to come home to a warm house and someone who loves me. But I’m especially thankful when the house is scented with the aroma of something good cooking.
It’s luvin’ from the oven.
He took pictures this morning, my husband did. He told me over dinner that he doesn’t know why he even bothers.
After dinner I opened these.
And I told him I’d have never seen this if he hadn’t shown it to me.
He told me they were nothing much and that it was a red sky in the morning, and you know what that means, he said.
But oh, what a morning!
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Because today is the 64th birthday of Richard Carpenter, the questions are inspired by music from The Carpenters. Please play along, if you like.
- Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
- What always gets you down?
- If you had to live yesterday once more (literally yesterday, as in Thursday the 14th), which part might be worth writing a pretty pop song about?
- Where’s the coolest place you’ve been where you could look “down on creation?”
- What’s something in your life that has only just begun?