I’m really lacking in inspiration for posts here! I work full-time as a child care center director and it’s a crazy busy time of year – budgets, USDA renewal, HUGE fundraising event, enrolling, hiring…. When do I get to explore my beautiful Pacific Northwest?
Then it occurred to me –
It’s not just the posts of where to go and what to eat that matter, but the quiet pleasures that surround me. I’m sitting on my couch right now, one cat sitting next to me watching me, another curled on the arm of the couch snoring. It’s raining outside – and its soft sound hitting the windows is relaxing and soothing.
I love hearing the squirrels scamper from branch to branch, chasing each other for possession of another walnut (although I don’t appreciate them digging up my herbs to bury them!).
I love watching the bushtits in the front hedge, hundreds of tiny birds foraging for insects – and the hummingbirds hovering over the sugar-water feeders.
Last night I lay in bed listening to a couple of great horned owls calling to each other.
I’m blessed to live in such an amazing place. Yes, my job can be stressful and terribly busy, but I get to come home to a place of quiet refuge – to the quiet pleasures.