That Sunday Night Feeling

July12

There are only a few precious times in a year when I can experience this pleasure.  The feeling surrounds the satisfaction of staying on for another week or even a single day at the cottage, when the rest of the world seems to have had a hasty supper, packed up the dirty laundry and empties and headed back into the city on a crowded highway.  And here I sit-in the gazebo, with a lovely cool breeze, a Moosehead Lime and no plans or responsibilities except to make sure that I don’t miss out on the sunset.

I don’t take this feeling lightly or for granted.  For one I am aware that we are extraordinarily fortunate to have a summer property.  For two I also know that there is a pecking order for summer holidays, but I am blessed to be self-employed.  For three, I am certain that there are many spouses that would insist that since they must be in the city, their partner are as well.  And here I sit-knowing that half my family has had a lovely weekend of the Folk Festival & Bomber and Goldeyes games and that the other half can join me out here in the next couple of days.

I have had a wonderful time, surrounded by siblings, nephews, nieces,  my  husband and puppy dogs.  So why am I rambling on about feelings instead of musing about food?  Because sometimes that sense of satiation and contentment does not come from a meal well prepared and savoured-it comes from left overs and other sources of fulfillment. Kath’s quote: “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”Epicurus


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4 Comments to

“That Sunday Night Feeling”

  1. Avatar July 12th, 2010 at 7:12 am Lori D. Says:

    “…I am blessed to be self-employed”
    – I’ve never thought of putting it that way, since I thought it was something I worked hard for.. but you’re right, we are truly blessed. Thanks for this post, I really enjoyed it :)


  2. Avatar July 12th, 2010 at 7:22 am kath Says:

    thought my readers would rebel that I did not make a food entry-thanks for the encouragement Lor


  3. Avatar July 13th, 2010 at 7:10 am Sister #3 Says:

    I want to be on holidays at the lake! : (


  4. Avatar July 13th, 2010 at 7:53 am kath Says:

    ah Sweetie-just think: THE BIG APPLE!


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