Today’s torture

Supper.  And the snow is still with us!
Supper. And the snow is still with us!

Ah. It’s almost Friday. It’s been a chilly, windy week, but we have had some nice sun, and the snow does continue to retreat. I am feeling quite upbeat what with more sun and longer daylight hours. I love having more leisure at the end of the day in the daylight. More time to spend with the goaties, and even when I am back in the house I just feel better with all the natural light coming in. (Although, even in the winter I have exactly the same amount of hours after work and into the evening: why does it feel like so much more now???)

SnowPea nudging for head rubs
SnowPea nudging for head rubs

Today’s torture, however, is a musical one! I was out doing chores this afternoon and SnowPea the white goat was in my face nibbling at my fingers, tasting my hair, and rubbing her granite-like bumpy head on my arm (she loves a good head rub, and boy, her head is one hard nut!). The song ‘Summertime’ (And the Livin’ is Easy, the Gershwin tune) popped into my head. I cannot get rid of it, but maybe I don’t want to. It holds such nice promise of the next season, which is all too short up here in the northern climates.

Zelda and her year-old doeling Marigold. Supper in the sun.
Zelda and her year-old doeling Marigold. Supper in the sun.

Way back when we lived in North Jersey, I sang with the NJ Choral Society, and we did a few concerts that featured songs like ‘Summertime’ during my years with the group. The version that’s going around in my head is the wonderful sound of standing in that large choral group. So it’s another reason to smile: wonderful memories!

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2 thoughts on “Today’s torture”

  1. Summertime is a great tune, a lot of fun to do!

    We are back to more seasonal weather here for western Oregon the last few days. Mornings in the 30s, high of about 55. But everything is in bloom! Projections for the 70s again in a few days…

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