The other day I found a quote on a sticker inside an old notebook: "Live one day at a time, and make it a masterpiece." Ever since I've been pondering what a masterpiece day might look like. I think I got close to one today. It started last night when dear friends phoned to invite us to join them for a visit to the Farmers' Market in a nearby city this morning. Yes, an adventure to look forward to....how splendid. Although I haven't been in ages, I remembered the place is always a-buzz with excitement and tantalizing food smells and wonderful craft displays.
I had fun stopping at various booths, exchanging a few words with the artisans and produce sellers. Although I didn't really have any idea of what would capture my attention when I got there, it wasn't long before my bag was filling up with....beautiful Pink Lady apples that just begged you to bite into them, tender homemade perogies that later filled our tummies at supper, a bag of baby carrots that promised -- and delivered -- a sweet experience, and lastly, the treat of finding freshly made, fluffy Mediterranean pita bread made locally by a family who, at one time, lived in Israel.
When I got home with my purchases, I dropped them off and headed out into our mild and sunny day towards two other favourites spots: the library and Cafe Haven. Stopping at the library first, I found DVD's for movie-watching this weekend and a couple of Writer's magazines (looking for writing prompt ideas, particularly), and a book by Bill Gates' dad, Bill Gates Sr. (his thoughts about life -- looked interesting). Oh yes, the book I came for, Write It Down, Make It Happen, by Henriette Klauser.... it's a book I check out every couple of years or so, as it reminds me to write things down if I want to make things happen.
Then laden with reading possibilities, I stopped at my favourite coffee place where people were enjoying their visits with friends. I found a cozy corner with my own steaming latte and, as I say, my reading pile. What a treat!
I hear a sound indicating I must sign off quickly -- my buzzer for the apple crisp in the oven just rang.
So, yes it's been a delightful day. I'm happy and sated. Now for a wee bit of apple crisp and a movie from the series, The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency, snuggled alongside hubby and kitty. What more could a person ask for.
Here's wishing you a peaceful evening!