That darned old virus is still causing havoc with my stomach, but other than that, I think I've returned to "normal"--for the better or worse for those around me. Since I was unable to eat normally over the past week, my stomach reacts to any food I eat. I'm really not feeling "sick" after eating, but my stomach feels full, even though I've eaten just a tiny bit. Ohhhh! Think I'll lose some weight with this. I should be so lucky!
Well, I don't want to discuss that anymore, so I'm off to other topics, some that are much more to my liking--
Sid did more work on the barn patio's ceiling today, and by tomorrow, weather permitting, he should reach the point where the swing can be set up. We could have used it tonight, but instead, we had to "make do" with our new bench and a chair.
We had a lovely evening beside our fire box for a couple of hours. Sid, Randi, and I just sat around and enjoyed the beauty of our "farm" area. The sky was so clear; the stars were so visible; the quiet was "deafening" as we sat next to the fire. Tonight, the fire seemed to have a shape, reminding me of holly leaves that we see at Christmas time--little pointy edges jumping all over the fire box. It was truly beautiful!
Although the temperature was far from freezing, it felt so nice and cozy to be sitting outside, just the three of us, totally absorbed in the warmth of the fire, chatting about how beautiful the stars were, even getting a little class in astronomy going on with Randi. What a wonderful way to spend an evening.
We joked with Randi that when she was gone next week, assuming we had some pretty cool weather, we'd go back out there, bring a couple of pillows to support our heads while we sit on the bench, cuddling up under our blanket. She laughed, but doesn't that sound good? I think we have a plan!!!!
Other than the beauty of this evening and the serenity we felt while being out there, I have nothing more to speak of---hope you had as nice an evening. Tonight, I'll end with part of one of my favorite quotes from the Bible, mainly because it fits the feelings I had tonight as we sat by the fire.
"Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things."
St. Paul 1 Corinthians 13:4-7