April 27th, 2009

happy side

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I don't think of myself as someone whose moods are strongly influenced by the weather, but weekends like this past one represent a pretty big reality check on that. I am deliriously happy, and while I did a whole lot of wonderful things over the weekend, with a whole lot of wonderful people, the languorous pleasure suffusing my limbs is not merely due to picnics, gossip, and good company. Damn, but that sun feels good.

First thing Saturday, I put all of my bedding out on the clothesline for a good airing out, and left my featherbed out there until yesterday afternoon. I did laundry and dried it all on the line in the sun, so when I got into bed last night after reassembling it, I was surrounded by happy fresh summer sheet smell and a light, freshening breeze slipping through my windows.

Today is just as gorgeous, and I cannot for the life of me think of why I'm not playing hooky and eating seafood and sipping margaritas in the sun by the water this afternoon.

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I have, of late, kind of forgotten that I'm a good cook. I haven't been in the mood to cook much, and so I've been eating out a lot and making low-effort meals like cereal or bread and cheese or the like, which is really more like assembly than cooking in most cases.

Tonight, though, I came home and was in such a good mood that somehow, the thought of cooking didn't seem so daunting, and I didn't want to go out, even to buy ingredients, so I threw together something from what was in the pantry and freezer. And you know what? It was awesome. Beyond awesome, actually, thanks to a last minute inspiration. And it was easy, and now I have left-overs for lunch for the rest of the week. THIS is why I like cooking! Why have I not been doing it??

Happily, I have a social cooking date tomorrow evening, too. Because life is just that good.