I have had such a good day.
It began in drearyness as I fret over a situation.
I’m trying to take a day each week this summer to seriously pray/ learn/ read/ step away and reflect, so off I went to brood.
(you can guess where)
I found the very book I needed to help me think through the brooding situation constructively (and a few other books too) and spent seven hours in the library reading and transcribing long quotes (which is how I learn and give myself time to think).
The gulls and I shared fish and chips. There was one lovely gull: so patient as he waited. Then all the loud pushy types swarmed in.
Home across a suitably silver Tay and into a pink sunset,
to find that one friend has safely had her baby,
another has sent me a date-cake recipe,
and one of my new favourite blogs is offering up a very promising plan for caramel-corn.
Apparently the secret ingredient is baking soda: who knew?
now time to mollify Molly, who feels somewhat ignored.
oh, and for those of you who may have a vested interest in what I learned today — it will take patience to find the benefit. The brain got there in the library amidst the gull’s cry, but this particular brain is much better at jumping ahead than taking the rest of the body with it.