I realized today that I somehow skipped last month’s S*A*M – my shorthand for simply a moment, a few moments on the 15th of every month when I pause and pay attention to sensory input: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. Today, my concentration and solitude were rudely interrupted by a series of three spam calls on our new house phone. The previous one, having been in the house for nearly, if not, 9 years gave up the ghost. I thought I could simply replace batteries and was advised a new phone was cheaper than new batteries…
The ringing phone shattered the peace and quiet I was enjoying as I rotary cut 96 rectangles( of two sizes ) for a new quilt I’m making.
(quilt pieces I cut yesterday; today, I’m cutting the white fabric)
As I type, I hear Norman rattlin’ ‘roun in the kitchen, making his lunch, against the background of the television. Today, there’s more traffic on the streets – roads are cleared and snow-melting is helped by warmer temps; currently, as I type this post, it ‘s 37 degrees…I wonder if it’s safe enough for a quick walk outside? Maybe I’ll give it a try in a couple more hours.
Time to resume cutting rectangles. But first, I think a cuppa peach tea would hit the spot right about now… What moments stand out in your today?
Simply a Moment is a monthly post on my blog that I’ve done for several years on the 15th of the month.