You know, I've never had kitchen windows in most of the houses I've lived in. I had big windows in the rooms next to the kitchen, but not a window in the kitchen to look out and see all the interesting things that are going on throughout the days.
~I see the mailboxes that are on the side of my house, and they are directly in front of me looking out my kitchen window. I see the mail carrier deliver the mail, mostly around midday. Her job is so important, and she does it well.
~I see my neighbor, J, on his front porch getting a breath of fresh air. He seems to know all the neighbors and everything that's going on in the neighborhood. When I first moved here, he called from a distance and told me that my tail light was out, and where to go to get it fixed. He gave us one of his snow shovels and told us he had another so keep it.
~I see my neighbor, V, sitting outside on her bench in the freezing cold, taking a cigarette break. I call out to her, "I'll come over and sit on your bench and visit with you when this is all over." She smiles, exchanging a few words.
~I see the yellow school bus slowly drive by early while I make my morning coffee. I feel so bad for those kids having to go to school right now. My heart breaks for them. All the rules and restrictions - it must be a scary time for them.
~I see wolfdog roaming around and being mischievous. I call him that because he looks like a wolf, but really he's just a neighbor's dog. I think he's part German Shepherd. The neighbor saw him near my car door one day, which I left open for a few moments after getting groceries.
~I see the Painter's truck coming into my driveway, and I am relieved that he's almost finished with the work inside. And I am grateful for all the work that's been done.
~I see my neighbor, L, getting the mail. She's wearing a white down coat, the exact same one I've been wanting. I want to call out to her, "where'd you get your coat?" but something distracts me in the house, and so I don't.
~I see that pesky squirrel on my white fence. This time I do go outside and shoooo him away. Oh, when will I ever get used to this peculiar looking critter? Someone reminded me this week that they have been here far longer than I have. ; )
And as I'm baking my chocolate chip cookies, I look outside my kitchen window and see many intriguing things, and am so thankful I have one now.
This one came out in the shape of a heart.