I love my drums -- when I see them get a little rush like a kid with a schoolyard crush.
When I practice I begin with no expectations. I have no idea how my body will perform or whether I'll be able to 100% focus or be distracted by whatever thoughts enter my mind. I do the best I can and adjust my plan according to how things go. It's sort of the way I do things generally.
My lawn has a lot of flowers in it, and the grass doesn't grow much this year because it's so hot and dry. This all suits me fine!