Simple things. Simple gratitudes. This miracle of life, and our imperfect miracles of perfection that we call our lives, how quickly they pass and how wonderful they can be.
This morning – a cup of quiet coffee. The dog snoring next to me. The morning sun glowing through the curtains next to me. About to go out and rake the leaves this morning. We have such a huge yard, it’s best to just do it in one big push to the curb than a whole bunch of little rakes. It’s 20 degrees out, now, waiting for the air to warm a bit more. The cold will cut like a knife, but my body will feel alive.
Letting slave sleep while I rake. I’ve told her to not worry about it this time. Nothing will sap her spoons faster than cold like this. Lupus is a bitch of a disease. The job this winter is to find the small things, simple things, for us to enjoy while we rest and build up for our traveling in Jan/Feb/Mar. Hot chocolate. Coffee. Gloves with the chemical heating pads in them.
A drive this afternoon to Indianapolis to attend the Great Lakes Olympus/Great Lakes Power Exchange contests at the 501 Eagle. Our leather and Great Lakes family will be there. Friends. People we’ve come to care about a great deal. Sharing some time and drinks and socializing. Seeing who will be selected to work their asses off. The work has been so fulfilling for us.
Tomorrow morning will be a quick stop and fun breakfast at my favorite greasy spoon, Waffle House. Another few hours of windshield time and possibly seeing the newly fallen snow in the Chicagoland area – 1 to 3″. Time to get the shovels, snowthrower and rock salt out. Possibly MAsT tomorrow evening, we’re going to try and make it. It’s nice to spend time with our M/s and D/s community.
Make it a great weekend.