When I Ride…

The most enjoyable hour of my day…

Do you have a most enjoyable hour?

Mine actually happens throughout the day. Five minutes here…five minutes there…and they all add up.

The first couple of minutes, after I realize I woke up, are probably the first favorites. I always assume I will wake up the following day, after I get into bed the night before…but it isn’t a given as we all know. I smile when I see the sun shining through the window.

I love my hot tea in the morning. I think if I was on safari in the desert, I would start a small fire and heat water to make tea. It is in my DNA.

I really enjoy putting birdseed in the feeder and filling the hummingbird feeder. Sometimes the birds sit on the lower branches of the trees, ready to swoop down after I have stepped away. I like that they feel comfortable enough around me to do that.

I like sprinkling a bit of cat food on the porch for our two cats in the morning. It makes them shut up the constant meowing that greets me when I open the door to the yard.

I like opening the house up for a few minutes in the morning so that the fresh air comes in after a night of air conditioning. I breathe deeply as the warm air hits the room.

I also REALLY like walking to the barn to greet horses after I have had a bit of breakfast. Their whinnies give me goosebumps.

At the end of the day, I enjoy going to the swimming pool and diving under water. When I get under I hold my nose and look up at the sky through the water. Then I go limp and float to the top. I love that weightless feeling.

I think the best though, is coming together with whomever is at the house in the evening…enjoying a cocktail and watching my husband cook. If he isn’t home, I usually don’t eat. I just like sitting there and doing nothing. Might watch a movie, I love movies.

Lately, my son has been home and I get to joke around with him.

It won’t be long, he will be gone again so I am really soaking up every minute. It’s all good. That’s how it should be.

All those moments add up to at least an hour. All is well throughout the day. Blessed.

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This entry was published on August 12, 2011 at 2:19 am. It’s filed under contemplations and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “The most enjoyable hour of my day…

  1. Wow, gorgeous photo and what a great post.

    My horse nickers softly now, every time she sees me. There was a time when I was sure she’d never even like me the slightest little bit, so it’s amazing to me every single time it happens. 🙂

  2. I really loved this. I felt like I was with you at those moments … and those morning nickers are delights aren’t they? I get a look from my old dog every morning – when he awakens he’s got what we call a “scrunchy face” – sort of crunched up around the eyes and nose. He gives me a certain look of complete love and devotion that melts my soul. That’s a favorite part of every day and I can’t bear to think about the day when he’s no longer here to give that to me.

    What a thought-provoking post! MJ

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