Saturday, that precious beginning-of-the-weekend day, has dawned here with a clear blue sky and a slight breeze. All is very quiet here though I fully expect someone will start up a mower sometime soon! (The grass is growing very enthusiastically after all the rain we've had!) My beautiful boy and his Dad headed off to cricket early this morning and left Sir Steve dog and I happily mooching around here at home. It feels already like a gentle, slow day that will unfold in ordinary moments and home-work of a kind that lets contentment settle in. Here's a snippet of what I think I might do today:
Make lovely lemon curd from these fresh lemons & eggs.
(A gift from a good friend's garden.)
Cut back this sweetly-scented star jasmine.
(It's now finished flowering.)
Wash & then decide what I shall do with these used linens my mother sent me.
(They are old pillowslips and cushion covers.)
Cast on the scarf that I want to knit with this soft & sandy coloured wool.
(Wish me luck!)
Make another one of this nutty & caramel-y alternative to the LCM bar.
(No plastic wrappers & unpronounceable ingredients here!)
Have a leisurely read of this Australian Permaculture magazine.
(I love the teapot on the cover!)
So, that's how my Saturday is shaping up. No plans to go anywhere but thoughts of happy, ordinary things that bring a simple joy. The lawn does need mowing but I'm sure we'll get to that in good time before I have to start calling it a jungle instead of lawn;)
Enjoy your weekend days. May they include some simple joys of your own.