Category: The Great Outdoors

Happiness, quick routes toward

February 12th, 2014 — 9:17pm

I read an article recently that said looking at their photos gives most people a mood boost.  Quick and simple:  nice.  I was feeling fairly cheerful at that moment anyway, but out of curiosity went and did a quick scroll through the camera roll on the diner’s iPad.  There was  a fair amount of work- related stuff.  Those two cases of tomatoes that came in bad, the case of broken jars of caramel sauce.  But also this– the deck I built myself out back last fall:  two pallets, two cans of spray paint, some shoveling and raking, a lawn chair from home and one from Dennis, and voila, a sunny place to sit with my morning cereal and coffee. It made me spectacularly pleased then–the doing of it and the use of–and yep, makes me pretty pleased now too.  My deck! There it is.  And sunshine, and cereal eaten outdoors.

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Cold. Windy. Winter.

January 21st, 2013 — 9:28pm

This will be the quickest blog post ever.  It’s five degrees Farenheit and 4:27 p.m., and we’re heading home.  14 mph wind, gusting to 25.  Scattered snow showers.   Winter.  I love it, and I’m glad I love it, as it’s what’s happening.

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