I am at the lake! My brother and sister-in-law invited me to spend the weekend. The weekend after the last day of school. After wrapping up all the work the end of the school year brings, I have been gifted with a weekend of pure relaxation. I am going to savor, to treasure every moment.
So here is a list from just last night of some of the moments…
sitting on the deck in the sunshine and shade, breeze rustling through the trees, branches swaying
the lowering sun casting sparkling diamonds of light across the water
a sleek speedboat roaring past
big boxy pontoon boats going past much more sedately, but full of people, families having fun
two little dogs, sniffing and deciding to be my friends
carrying a bag with subway sandwiches, chips, and sodas onto the boat, heading to a quiet spot to weigh anchor and float serenely while eating our supper and chatting
pickkng up just a little speed going around the lake, people, boat, and house-watching as we went, my brother at the wheel
watching the sun go down, rays of light breaking through the clouds
coming back to the chairs on the deck, continuing to watch the sunset, the light creating a shining path over the water from one side of the lake to the other, looking as if you could step onto it and walk to a magical place
gazing at the bright full moon peeking through clouds, finding a clear space in the night sky, hiding behind clouds again, with just a soft glow coming through
a peaceful night’s sleep, no alarm, just waking as as sunlight gleamed in through the window
And now a beautiful sunny day stretches ahead of me. I am filled with gratitude. I hope I will be able to let my dear brother and sister-in-love know what a gift they have given.