Yesterday was an exceptionally good day. I can't even really say why because I don't know. We didn't win the lottery. I didn't find a quarter on the sidewalk. Nobody gave me a surprise compliment. We didn't even have any unexpected guests. It was just a feel-good sort of day. Let's see if I can figure out why this was such an extra special day:
I started out my morning by going to Pilates class. That is always a good way to begin. I always feel so virtuous afterwards and I like that feeling. But I confess, there are days when, as I am walking to class, I'm thinking about what I'd rather be doing. Yesterday, I was thinking about how much I was looking forward to Pilates. That is a lovely way to start class.
Tim was able to take a noon walk break and I was able to take it with him. So we enjoyed a very nice 3-mile walk together. It's nice loop that takes us down some very pretty streets and, of course, to the beach. There were a lot of people at the beach and a lot of sailboats on the water. It was a gorgeous day and a nice way to spend part of it, walking and talking with my sweetie.
Somehow I was in a cleaning sort of mood which always should be taken advantage of. I ended up cleaning the oddest things. Like taking a broom to all of the windows and screens and overhangs of the outside of the house! Made a big difference too. I also did a lot of cleaning behind things and book case shelves and the edges of doors and around light switches. The house fairly gleams.
I also decided yesterday that I would treat myself to something new. I don't often do this. It just felt like a day that would be good for shopping AND as a bonus, I was comfortable with both my shape/size and spending a few dollars. It is very unusual for me to have all of those things happen on the same day. I found not only two very cute tops and a pair of shorts but all of them were on the clearance rack too! So not only an outlet store, but an outlet store clearance rack. Woohoo! Few things put a smile on my face like a great sale.
I happened to notice a lot of tree schmeg and pollen on Tim's car and since it was so pretty out, it seemed like a perfect day to wash the car. Sometimes, washing a car is downright fun. It's really just kind of playing in the water. Brings out the kid in me. After I was done, it was getting a little too late in the day to wash my car so I'll do it another day, but Tim's car looks snazzy all cleaned up. You be the judge. Before:
What a funny photo of me! I look like a Sam and a half! LOLOLOL
Then it was time to turn my attention to dinner. Such a nice weather day calls for marinated chicken cooked on the grill and steamed asparagus. Dinner even looked pretty when it was done. Smelled good and tasted good too! I was able to light the grill first try (that doesn't always happen) and I timed everything so that both parts were done at the same time (that doesn't always happen every time either) Tim is far to polite to say so, but I am sure that was a nice surprise for him :) He often ends up eating in what we call "courses" but is, in actually, spectacularly poorly timed meals.
As I was cleaning up from dinner I found myself dancing a little in the kitchen to a song in my head. It was one I hadn't thought of in a long time and I even remembered all of the words. That was a particularly nice surprise.
And then the sun set, the darkness closed in, and there was the scent of rain in the air. We needed the rain and knowing it was coming also made me smile. I love the sound of the rain on the roof, I love the smell of spring rain in particular and I love how it perks up the yard and the gardens.
So you see, there was nothing grand that happened. Nothing spectacular came about. But it was a singularly good day anyway. My question is, is my good mood the result of having had such a terrific day? Or did I have such a terrific day because I was in a good mood?
Either way, it was awesome. I wish each of you a particularly awesome, ordinary day!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.