Monday, May 3, 2010

Life at "God's Speed".

Today felt aggressive out in the world.

It is Monday, and the weekend offered spectacular weather, sun balls every day. We even were graced with a much needed drop or two of rain that helped quench our parched newly sewn seeds.

Lazy outdoor book and newspaper reading, chased with early evening movies. Enjoyable dinners with family, and nice afternoon coolers with Mary on the deck.

What contrast the Monday morning commute offered up!
Black SUV (why do the aggressive people always pick black as their vehicle colour, and of course a big stinkin', honkin' gas guzzlin' SUV)?) sat on my ass and was as close to being in my back seat as one could get.
Drivers, impatient at best, weaved in and out to get two car lengths ahead of me, only to sit at same stop light that we all will arrive at in seconds.

Not so much in a hurry.

I do enjoy the craft I have chosen in life, and it has served me well in sickness and in health.
But am also very aware of the fact that we are candles that can get plunged into darkness without notice.

Work is the tool that provides my means of the weekend enjoyment. The roof over our heads, the nice cheese to nibble on, the BBQ to smoke some ribs on. My life/our life, really starts at 5:30 on Friday nights.

The big newspapers, the extra coffee that weekend mornings can afford in time. The lunches that are created by inspiration and time that is offered.
We grilled cheese with grated fine old cheddar and added tomatoes that reminded me of home made pizza.

Time, glorious time!

Life, at the speed of life, is scary fast from Monday to Friday. We like to slow it down, breathe it in. Take in the wildlife in our backyard, garden, water, sit, read, talk, enjoy, love, live, slow as we can.
Watched a baby raccoon sleep for a good 3 hours yesterday. High in a tree in our neighbors yard, we marveled at the fact that the little guy did not fall out.

Fed the fish in our pond that have just woken up from their long cold water sleep. Marveled at all the new babies that were spawned in the winter, and tried to imagine how they live under the ice, and multiply by spring.

Leisurely sipped a fine late afternoon ale, ate some snacks, then back to book. Closed eyes for a moment or two and gave thanks in my quiet way.
Fired up the BBQ to smoke some nice pork, grill some veggies, and "Q" some spiced up taters!

Ahhhhh life at the God's speed.

No pressures on weekends. Concerns are getting groceries for the week, washing some socks and underwear to keep us smelling fresh, and if our heart desires so, we pick up fresh live muscles to steam with Garlic and white wine in pot one, and a nice marinara in pot 2.

And oh yes, we will enjoy with our Chateau Neuf de Pape that we bottled two weeks ago.

New world for me.

I only wish the Black SUV drivers would realize what a wonderful world we have!




CiCi said...

Oh wow, we made grilled cheese this morning for breakfast with tomato soup. But your version sounds better. Smile. Slowing down enough to appreciate life each day is wonderful. Glad you do that too.

Life As I Know It Now said...

I enjoyed my weekend off as well. I love working at the library but sometimes I just want to chill out with friends, family, and get the work at home done so that I can relax.

Government Funded Blogger said...

The wife and I are gonna get to were we are going much too soon so we live life at "God's speed" 24/7/365

enjoyed your post Dave and many more fine weekends for you and Mary and family

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that I am part of your "God's Speed. I would not want it any other way. I look forward to and totall enjoy each precious moment.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

We enjoy our weekends in much the same way (minus the newspapers). My husband is counting down the months until retirement so he can enjoy every day in this way.

Julie D said...

Just getting caught up on my blog reading and saying hello.


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Annieofbluegables said...

very nice post David.
Wouldn't a house with a porch that wraps around it be nice. I would have rocking chairs on every side and just enjoy the view where ever I am. . .
Glad you are having such a sweet life.

Life As I Know It Now said...

I have an award for you over at my place.