When I arrived home after an 11-hour day at work last week, my husband was burning wood he had recently chopped in the back of our land. The fire looked so inviting, I ate dinner, went back outside and sat by the flames, still in my work clothes. My oldest daughter said she was happy to see me sitting still and relaxing.
Then she announced, “I’m going to make you a drink!” I laughed, since I don’t drink unless it’s wine on a holiday. She said, “Mom, you’ve had a long day and you’re stressed. Live a little!”😄 That is her hand holding the cocktail she chose to make for us – a chocolate martini.
She looked up “drinks to make with items already in your house”. It really was more like dessert! Quite unexpectedly, we sat for three hours doing nothing but watching the fire dance and the moon journey across the sky.
My youngest daughter came out when my older one went in to shower. Her and I marveled at the moon, its power over the ocean tides, and laughed at how fast we were spinning on Earth around that white light, though we sat stationary on our lawn chairs.
Thankfully, I did not have to work the following day or I wouldn’t have afforded myself the luxury of sitting there for so long. It was a peaceful, early-summer break from the weekday routine.