I went for a quick bike ride today, just to the highway and back. It was wonderful! Biking along, feeling the wind, seeing the sunshine, being amazed at the fields growing so quickly (one farmer was cutting hay already…didn’t they just PLANT it a week ago!?., breathing in the smells of flowers, freshly cut grass …absolutely glorious!
I feel like I’ve missed half of summer, being sick and inside so much. Most times I’m NOT impressed with my extra-extra-super-extra sensitive sense of smell (compliments of being pregnant) because it makes life extra rough most days (thank You, God, for Jerry and his BBQ that can cook supper OUTSIDE the house!) but I must admit that I have never smelled spring and summer so vividly before, or enjoyed just being outside so much as I have this year. I guess the few times I do get out are doubly worth it, because I get a double dose of summer!
I had a good day today, and took full advantage of it. Baked bread, made extra meals to freeze for days when cooking and my nose & stomach aren’t good companions, baked cookies this evening, boiled chicken for soup stock, did laundry, planted a rosebush and watered all my outside plants … ahhhh! The bad days make me extra thankful for the good days! It’s so nice to feel alive and have energy and not spend the day hanging my head over My Pail. It seems like the sickness has been getting worse because I’m getting worn out emotionally and am not able to handle it as well, but in reality, I think I am having more good days than bad ones now. MP is still my constant companion though. I know it’s been a REALLY good day when I lose track of him for a couple hours!