2016 Cultivating Gratitude: The Lovely Month of June

Athena June2    Ah June.  Lying in freshly mown grass with a light breeze (okay, this is Oklahoma and the breeze is more than light).  My dog reminds me of what is important in life – we were put in this world to enjoy it.

I think that is easier for a dog; she didn’t have to mow the grass (neither did I, my husband did) and she didn’t have to buy the lot to mow, or the lawnmower to mow it, or get up each day and go to work so the money could be made to buy all that stuff. But she knows what is important in life.

I took the day off.  No housework, no laundry only a little writing. I blog on Sundays and whatever comes up on the screen is where my head happens to be that day.  Today it is the beginning of June.  I sat on the patio as my husband mowed the grass.  I helped rescue a toad from the jaws of the lawnmower (and the dog).  I may stretch myself as far as making an omelet for dinner – but it will be a good one.  I have few plans for this first full week in June, except for one.

On Thursday June 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm CST (yawn) I will be discussing my book Secrets of Sandhill Island with the folks at L A Talk Radio’s The Writer’s Block http://latalkradio.com/content/writers-block . My good friend John T. Biggs interviewed with them and was very impressed with the professionalism.  Since it is late in the evening and I’m old, there may be coffee involved.  coffeeI’ll try to sound intelligent. But it will be 8:00 pm on the west coast and it’s a live interview.  Tune in.  You can listen on your computer at the link above and call-ins are always welcome.

So begins another week in late spring/early summer.  The calendar still calls it spring, but in Oklahoma – where the wind comes right behind the rain – harvest is upon us.  The wheat is golden and the combines are ready.  With the way the wind is blowing today, the fields will be dry enough to get into soon.  Ah June.  Athena June


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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