Have you ever had one of those days that is so ordinary, but just feels so amazing?! Today was just great. Liesl and I slept in until the unheard of hour of 8 am. Then we were out early and ran to Costco, Target and Trader Joe's first thing before it got busy. We are expecting a huge rainstorm here tonight. It is supposed to pour on us all week, so I had to make sure we had groceries, Liesl food (and treats), and cleaning supplies. We took a quick walk then I went over to the library and checked out an armload of books. As I was walking to the car, my girlfriend called and asked if Liesl and I would like to join her and her dog for a long walk by the water in Pacific Grove. Off we went to walk for the next hour and a half. When we got home, Liesl climbed up on the sofa and gave me the eye with the little sliver of white showing that means that she would like to be tucked into her favorite pink blankie. She can be shameless in her demands of spoiling. I am but her humble and obliging servant.
I was able to get a few chores done while she napped, then started my supper. I have been craving English muffin pizzas. I have not had them in years. Whenever I make them, I am transported back to the time when my kids were small and I made them for them. I made a Caesar salad and just devoured my meal. ThenI got to throw the ball for Liesl over and over. Now she is laying against me, deep in sleep.
It is amazing how beautiful an ordinary day can be. I got everything done that I needed to, and got to spend it with my dog. I got to spend time with one of my closest friends and admire the beauty of God's creation in the ocean crashing on the rocks. Now it is a peaceful evening. I hope the rest of the weekend is this wonderful!