Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
~ Bill Watterson
M and I are the only human inhabitants here on the Wabi-Sabi Ranch today. Our friends left early this morning to make their way back to Pennsylvania, hopefully beating the beach traffic. We had a fun visit with them.
We sat on the deck, floated in the pool, took a couple of walks, talked, laughed, and generally enjoyed each others company. An offer was made to take them to the beach to see the horses and play in the surf and sand, but it was declined. That happened with my brother and his wife, too. Hanging out here at the ranch seems to be the thing to do.
I did a Not Very Smart Thing yesterday. I spent too much time in the sun without sunscreen. I didn’t even think of it until it was too late. I think that’s because I’m not feeling particularly well, and when I’m not feeling particularly well, my brain doesn’t work as it should. I am tired and have flu-like symptoms. My joints ache and some are swollen. Perhaps it’s time to finally find a primary care physician, something I keep putting off.
I have a day of grace before getting ready for our next guest. M’s sister will be arriving here sometime on Tuesday for a five day visit. When I finish here, I’m going to grab a book I should be reading, have a seat on the deck in the shade, and probably fall asleep instead of reading. I do need to finish the book today as I’m supposed to post a book review tomorrow.
In spite of being tired and sick, I went for a long walk this morning. Or maybe I did it because I was tired and sick. I was hoping Mother Nature might perk me up. She did manage it for a little while. The sunny faces of the Black-Eyed Susans are scattered across the meadows and roadsides. It’s hard not to smile and feel at least a little better whenever I see them.
There are some very large dragonflies flitting about in the meadows. I did not see any butterflies. I wonder where they are this year?
One of the things I was able to do while getting ready for our visitors this week was unpack a few boxes of books. It was a reminder that I need to devote more time to reading. Someone once said or wrote that if you want to be a good writer, you need to be a good reader first. I don’t know that I’ll ever be a good writer, but I used to be a good reader. I love books and stories and words and sentences. I really should spend more time with them.
How about you? Do you like to read? If so, have you read any good books lately? What are you reading now? Do you have a particular genre that you prefer?
I reckon that’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this beautiful last Sunday in June. It’s hard to believe it’s almost July. Summer is sliding by quickly, even on the long and lazy days. We are desperately in need of rain. If you have any to spare, please send it. Our trees and flowers and garden vegetables will thank you.
Thank you for dropping in for a visit. Feel free to have a seat out on the deck with me. Bring along a good book if you like. We can sit, read, and enjoy the breeze. Stay for sunset. We can go out to the dock, or maybe make our way down to the Point. Sunset is at 8:29 PM today. Little by little, the days grow shorter.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂