Saturday morning…soup in the crockpot,
wholegrain bread rising, birdseed scattered
on the snowy porch. Cat at the window
watching cardinals, jays, and finches!
Sunday afternoon…packing a picnic,
dressing in long johns, boots, and mittens.
Daughter excited! Driving up the mountain
to George Washington National Forest.
Building a fire, soup pot on the grill.
Sledding downhill, trudging uphill,
sledding down again. Cheeks red with cold,
ice-matted sleeves, jeans wet at the knees.
Steaming mugs of homemade soup,
homemade wholegrain bread.
Sitting tired and happy at a picnic table,
laughing, talking…making memories!
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