I had a nice weekend. I went to dinner with a friend Friday night at Costa del Sol in Hartford. If you like Spanish food, they are remarkable. I don't go there often because it's a bit out of the way for me, but I do enjoy it there.
The rest of the weekend was slow for me. But I accomplished some things. I was happy with myself, being able to successfully buy the right lights for our bedroom closet, and installed them without a hitch. Kent usually does this sort of thing. I know it sounds like a small thing, but these are fluorescent lights, so you have to buy the right size and wattage, and then hope it works. I'm afraid I'm somewhat inept at that sort of thing. I shine in other things that others don't, such as art, music, and making a warm home. I'm not sure how useful those things are in the grand scheme of things, but it's what I do well. I also think I'm a rather skilled cook, although, being by myself in this big house, I'm afraid that I have little motivation for cooking. It has to be inspired, and my inspiration for doing that kind of stuff is in the far away continent of Africa.
Still, I do what I can. I was very pleased with myself last night and this morning, at being able to mow our entire lawn. We have a big lawn, and with my issues with heart disease, I wasn't sure how I would do. I did a bit Saturday evening after it had cooled off, and this morning before it got too hot. It was 91 degrees today, but less humid. Still, the heat is too much for me to deal with when working outside. I don't want to push my luck. And being here alone, if anything happened, who would know? I suppose someone from work would eventually inquire into my total absence from answering the phones or showing up at work. They would eventually find my, although, it would probably be too late. Awful thoughts really. But I don't fear them.
I spent today resting after finishing up with the yard work, and tonight, I reclined out on our deck with a nice glass of wine, enjoying the sounds of nature. My mind was wandering as I looked up at the trees, thinking about what a marvel of nature they are. And yet, we take them for granted. Each leaf is a solar panel, gathering energy for the tree. It's too bad that man has not been able to accomplish what they have so successfully achieved. I found myself thinking to them, "I will miss you.", thinking that in twenty or so years time, maybe less, I will cease, but they will continue on. That's the way of things.
It was absolutely still out. No breeze, nothing. I could hear the cicadas for a brief period and then silence. I finished my glass of wine and went back inside where it was cool.
I enjoy my quiet simple life.