Five things that made me happy today – 3/30/23

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. 


1. It was 42 deg and cloudy when I got up this morning. There was a thin line of red along the tops of the mountains. Somebody, somewhere had a beautiful sunrise, not hidden by clouds (but it wasn’t me). We had a lot of sun off and on through the rest of the day – high temperature of 53 deg.

2. I managed to get my desk sorted out where the unpackers had just stuffed things. I’m gradually getting the house back to where it should be. As I find things in the wrong place I pick them up and put them in the right place. I still need to sort out the bookcases in the hall, but that’s something for a rainy day. It’s a process…

3. Went to the Wellness Center and managed to get most of my steps for the day. I’m trying my best to get back into the routine I had before we went to the Cottage.

4. Today is Thursday, so it was Burger King day. Big Al had a Whopper Junior Meal, and I had a Whopper (no fries). I’ve gotten really bad about eating extra stuff, and I’m trying to stop.

5. I’ll be glad tomorrow when #2 son comes back and fixes a couple of things – I can’t connect with the AppleTV, the shelves in my room aren’t completely put together, etc.

How about you? What made you happy today?

Five things that made me happy today – 3/24/23

A teacher comes, they say, when you are ready. And if you ignore its presence, it will speak to you more loudly. But you have to be quiet to hear. 

Robin Wall Kimmerer

1. It was in the upper 30s with wet streets when I got up this morning. Another changeable weather day. Now the sun is out, but I got poured on when I went to pick up the mail at lunchtime. It’s pretty cool and windy as well – high temperature of 47 deg.

2. I verified that we’ll be able to move back to the Duplex on Monday or Tuesday of next week. I’ll really be happy to get back in my own bed!

3. I had a good workout with my personal trainer. We’re working on practical things like spacial awareness, as well as strength and stamina.

4. I took myself to KFC and got a three-piece meal, all dark, for lunch. Al had some of the macaroni and cheese he had frozen before we moved over to the Cottage. I’ve got to get my diet back under control, but not until I can cook.

5. I keep seeing pictures of flowering bushes and trees, but so far, nothing is in bloom except the forsythia. My camellia has a couple of flowers out, but the rhododendrons aren’t blooming yet. Hopefully next week I can put pictures of more flowers on this page.

How about you? What made you happy today?

Five things that made me happy today – 3/19/23

You have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine. 

Mary Oliver

1. It was 44 deg and cloudy early this morning. They’ve been threatening me with rain ever since I got up but it never has materialized. The temperature topped out at 58 deg.

2. The sermon this morning was about the man who was born blind and Jesus gave him back his sight. The temple officialdom wouldn’t believe him. The preacher suggested it was because everyone in the story, except Jesus, was thinking in binary terms. Blind or sighted – sinful or sinless – and expanding that – male or female – white or black – good or bad. Like we all do sometimes.

3. Al and I went to Pomodoro’s for lunch. I had Chicken Marsala and Al had Chicken Florentine. We enjoyed it.

4. We are still basking in Arkansas’s last minute win over #2 Kansas yesterday.

5. We’re waiting anxiously for the start of the next basketball game we care about – St. Mary’s and UConn. There are WAY too many games…

How about you? What made you happy today?

Five things that made me happy today – 3/18/23

What would it be to awaken to a day devoted to gratitude, a day of thankfulness for what was and yet will be? 

Stephen Levine 

1. It was in the high 30s and partly cloudy when I got up. With full sunshine all day we managed to hit 60 deg this afternoon.

2. I spent most of the morning at the Wellness Center on the NuStep. I, hopefully, made up some of steps I didn’t get around to doing this week.

3. The only problem with the lovely weather is that the trees, and bushes, and flowers have decided it’s time for pollen. We got a warning this morning that cedar, and birch are really high, and my eyes are itching and my nose knows.

4. We finished off the Bear Creek Tortilla Soup for lunch. I had stashed it in the freezer and then heated it up in the crockpot.

5. Al decided to sit in the sun on one of the memorial benches that was given in memory of a couple who lived in the Garden Apartments when we were there. The donors of the bench are their daughter and son-in-law, who are our neighbors in the Duplex

How about you? What made you happy today?