One of the most relaxing things to me is sitting on the back deck when it's evening and I've managed to get all of the lawn mowed in a couple of days. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a horrendous task at all. I love the mowing. I find it strangely relaxing, centering. I can take in cool breath and exhale. In an effort to get it all done at once (because I neurotically can't stand and incomplete task) today may have been an exception since I was mowing with our very elderly tractor in third gear. I admit, I had to stop after I got about two-thirds done and down shift to second in order to save myself from being shaken apart. But it was well worth it. This evening as I sit and sip my wine and eat my lovingly made Mother's Day dinner, I can gaze upon our homestead and take it all in in it's manicured beauty. I can take a deep breath of the fresh cut grass as the evening chill and dew set in. This is bliss. May you all have a little bit of bliss this Mother's Day!!