Keith and I went for a walk to get some things to make the cookies and cakes. The scent of lilacs was heavy. I love that smell. It always reminds me of my grandmother's house. She used to have a huge lilac bush bursting with faint purple flowers. I made Keith lean over and inhale as we passed a large bush.
"Ew! Mom, I got a bug up my nose!" he sputtered.
Sad that his first encounter was so memorable.
He began complaining on the walk home, so I invented a friend for him. A little worm, hiding in his pocket began to talk to him. It entertained him and we enjoyed the fresh air and the rest of our little walk. Keith even insisted on sleeping with the invisible Mr. Worm.
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I forgot how wonderful the library is, when you go alone. It is so peaceful and fulfilling in a way I can't explain. The smell of books and knowledge and imagination all mingled into that little hard bound treasure that you can take home with you just titillates the heart. The library was wonderful and then there was the wind! As I left the library, the wind began howling. My hair was whipped to and fro, like an out of control kite.
What is it about the wind that makes me feel like a child? I skipped to my car, and did a little twirl before unlocking the door and getting in with my pile of gold. I was eager to show the children the books I had picked out for them, and to get started on my own.
As I drove away, the rain began. Not just sprinkling down, but torrents. I pulled up to the store, hesitantly got out, and as I rushed to the door, I couldn't help but laugh. The combined efforts of the wind and rain gave me a wild desire to be Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain, and start twirling around the light post. People must have thought I was mad as I raised my face to the sky, welcoming the drowning torrents. It was intense, and it made me so happy.
While I browsed through the store, my phone rang. I glanced down, saw who was calling me, and my heart did a little flutter.
After dinner I made his favorite rolls and we had a peaceful tea right before bed.
I blame it on the rain storm.
Oh blessed Spring Storm!
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