I liked today.
I knew going into it there would be no school and no work due to the snow.
The snow that I seem to like this year, who knew?
I liked having a lie in.
I liked tromping through it sometimes up to my hips.
I liked the way the cardinal feathers floated freely across the top skimming the crust.
I liked the way my body felt alive shoveling my grandparents sidewalk, warming me up so much that hat and gloves and almost coat came off.
I liked listening to my grandmother in her robe fussing at me to stop.
I liked hot homemade ham and bean soup for lunch.
I liked hours spent at the laptop working on a new idea I’m excited about.
I liked having this laptop. I can work anywhere, my favorite perhaps my bed.
I liked drinking two and a half pots of tea a day.
I liked seeing real shadows falling across unmarked snow.
I liked seeing barn cats tenderly making their way.
I liked befuddled cattle not sure to brave the field, belly-deep in snow and buffalo that tear away and just go.
I liked an old husky dog that turns into a puppy outside.
I liked a boyfriend who called me at lunchtime just to hear my voice.
I liked little girls with pink cheeks and wild snowy hair.
I liked seeing little heads bobbing through the snow towards next door for a visit.
I liked knowing this day wasn’t planned so why not sit down to another cup of tea.
I liked listening to Ed and the girls Skyping on the computer and how he makes them giddy with laughter.
I liked reading the end of The Wizard of Oz with Karelyn.
I liked a hot bath.
I liked clean, warm flannel sheets.
I liked Ed telling me eventually I will have to let him take care of me.
I liked how a good yoga routine and some deep breathing can help ease aches and pains.
I liked the quiet and the darkness.
I like life, on a day like this.