The days are turning warmer here. Rumour has it that the temps are supposed to reach +16C this week, which is fine by me.
I was up early today and walked to the coffee shop - about 2 miles round trip.
Lately I've been mired in a myriad of internal and external challenges that have diverted my attention from a lot of the things that make life truly pleasant. On my walk I re-experienced a lot of those things that make it all worth while: A lady walking her dog greeted me with a smile and a quick chat, excited that Spring was finally on its way. At the coffee shop, the fellow at the counter seemed genuinely happy and content to be there. On my return trip I met one of my neighbours (also named Dave, but no relation) walking his dog. We engaged in a 2-minute update on life and I quickly heard of his recent trip to Seattle. We bantered about the Pike Market and the Pier and moved forward.
I'm feeling content and satisfied right now that everything is where it needs to be - mostly - and looking forward to the end of the course at the U. and tying up some loose ends with a sound system installation contract.
The weekend yielded a great purge of long-accumulated junk which begs the question,
"Where does it all come from, and when will it end???"
Nevertheless, it's forward motion and I'm liking it - a lot!
I have several plans on paper for house projects which, if all goes according to plan, will see a dramatic change in the physical space here by the end of June.
Life has its crappy little moments, but overall is really quite pleasant. Here's to Spring, new beginnings and a ramp-up to vibrant times.