It is Memorial Day weekend and the weather is hot, humid and sunny. Most are heading to the beach, but I am sitting on my top deck, watching my dog sniff the fresh suburban air while I listen to Eat, Pray, Love and the studio construction below me.
I am practicing my own brand of absolute pleasure. I made something like iced coffee and fluffy chocolate chip pancakes. I’m enjoying the birds and the heat. My hip has stopped throbbing and I will be able to go out today.
I plan to visit the farm stands in North Andover to buy fresh produce. I will be a little self indulgent and get a long overdue pedicure. I will make fresh lemonade and perhaps grill a salmon fillet and brussels sprouts for lunch, coupled with leftover brown rice.
I am going to read, enjoy the sun and perhaps take a nap. Like everyone else in the U.S., I have long needed this long weekend and I am reveling in the fact that the weather couldn’t be any better.
In fact, I may even sit with my notebook and write. What a wonderful thought.
What are you doing this weekend?