Not trying to brag or anything, but today was pretty much a perfect day. It was so nice that I want to write it down so that, later this winter, when we’re stuck inside and miserable, I can look back with
jealousy fondness on these past few gorgeous hours.
First of all, the weather. Can I just say that Ohio weather is like Longfellow’s There Was A Little Girl? Because when it is bad, it is horrid. But when it is good, it is very, very good.
Second, the girls are doing an archery camp this week. My husband wanted to check it out, so he drove them in this morning. That meant I had two hours in the house. To myself. I drank my coffee while it was still hot. I dawdled on the computer. I putzed in my garden. I had a shower. Bliss.
At noon, I picked the girls up from camp and we took a picnic lunch over to a local park for a few hours. They played, I knitted. Then we went for a little hike. We followed the Yellow trail and found a zillion wildflowers. They picked some to give to their music teachers.
Next, we went to lessons. At violin, O7 played without a single complaint. She was excited to show off her new violin and tell Miss Tina about all the fun things she did at Suzuki camp last week. It was like a different person had come back from Columbus with me. She even started a new piece, Étude, which is a big deal in Suzuki method. Students work on one piece for many weeks, even months (years, in our case) before moving on.
At piano, S9 trotted through all of her pieces as well. She is close to finishing one of her books and is really doing well with nuances like dynamics and tempo.
Later, we grilled things for dinner and ate out on our beautiful deck in the perfect weather. It was just the right amount of breezy: enough to keep the bugs away, but not so much so that you had to hold onto your napkin.
Funny how such an relatively uneventful day can be so sweet.