I like living in the 'burbs. Especially on sunny weekends. After hibernating all winter - everyone is outside. Everyone is toiling away on various projects. Maybe it's something simple like mowing -- (I love that sound! And the SMELL of freshly cut grass ... aaaah.) Or maybe folks are refilling flower beds and cleaning out the "dead" of winter.
It's a great feeling. I got to "toil" around the house today while all the boys were at the Royals game. I worked really hard - and got covered in dirt. And it was great. I could see people trading stories between bag changes while mowing ... and giving each other advice on planting this or that...or making fun of the family trying to make major deck improvements in one day. And of course, you could hear the muffled laughter of kids in various yards running off all the cabin fever.
There's something very 'home' about all that. When summer comes, I'm outside every chance I get. I just like to soak it all in. If I'm not "toiling" I'm playing backyard baseball or pushing someone on a swing ... or just reading a magazine with my favorite drink. But I'm also just as happy to sit in my chair swing, and stare at the sky and dream.
THIS is what it's all about. *happy sigh*