I got to enjoy moments in my backyard this morning because I decided to use the smoker to smoke chicken for our dinner tonight.
Now that I’m working, I cook dinner first thing in the morning before work, so that it’s ready when everyone comes home. Everyone comes home at different times and we’re all typically hungry and on the run to evening meetings and practices. It’s nice to just have healthy meals ready to consume and share. It’s my idea of fast food.
So anyway, back to the backyard. In the winter time, I hardly step foot out there. But today the smoker brought me outdoors. As I was waiting for the last chicken breast to reach 165 degrees, I explored and admired the new life that was in bloom and was thankful for these moments.
When I uncovered the sofa, I found this surprise little visitor and actually picked him up and moved him safely to the bushes.
I haven’t seen a lizard here before and this one reminded me of my childhood days and feeling excited and scared at the same time as I tried to catch him. I think I squealed.
And finally the chicken was ready and I moved back inside to continue on with another full and exciting day.
Are you noticing spring beginning to bloom where you are? It’s almost time to spring the clocks forward. I’m also loving that it’s staying lighter longer again. It’s a wonderful time of the year!