...And bliss right now!
A couple of days ago a friend posted on Facebook that the countdown to Halloween 2019 had entered the double digits. It really stuck with me. Not that I haven't thought about activities in the fall (and beyond), but the autumn celebrations are somewhere "out there" and I'm holding to my determination to "savor the now."
I've written before about being present to enjoy the gifts of each season, and as each birthday passes, I am struck by the passage of time. The years which seemed infinite not so long ago, certainly do not now, and I want to enjoy each season as it happens.
I spent the Fourth of July weekend in Pennsylvania and discovered the Allentown (PA) Farmers Market. There is fabulous produce in every corner, but my favorite was Red Barn Produce. The people working there are super helpful and happily spent time explaining how to discern a good-for-eating cantaloupe, watermelon or peach.
Veggies as far as the eye can see!
I came away with jalapenos and a candy onion. The candy onion is new to me, and so intriguing.
It was so difficult to choose and not buy one of everything.
Yes, it's hot and I'm probably running the air conditioner more than my electric bill and the environment warrant, but my innate cooling system isn't quite as good as it used to be. But despite the heat I want to find every good moment in this summer that I can find. It's zipping by and in a blink I'll be seeing Halloween candy and pumpkins in stores. In another blink I will hear Jingle Bells in the background in a store. But before those blinks I will be savoring the now. Time for a tree-ripened peach!
Today was an errand day and dinner at a Cambodian restaurant with a friend. The restaurant was new to me and so delicious. One of my plans for tomorrow is to look up Cambodian recipes and figure out the seasonings, so I can do something interesting with my crisper of vegetables. What are your plans?
As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cool!