I really do love my new office setup. I sat at my desk working today and heard an alarming CLANK from the window sill. Our cat’s tail had whacked the ceramic salad plate that holds one of my plants. I peeked over my computer monitor — since my desk now faces the window — to … Continue reading Cats and leaves
On my way to swim laps yesterday, I listened to the second half of the Happiness Lab podcast’s exploration of fun. In the episode, the host interviews a dad who had a giant Duh moment one day as he drove his child from chess lessons to music lessons then sat in his car in the … Continue reading Learning is mindful
For those of you following, as soon as I published yesterday’s post about my inability to figure out the coffee pot, I entered our rented beach house to the spurt and gurgle of morning brewing. As they poured me a cup, my girlfriends got a good laugh about me solving the coffee pot problem by … Continue reading Sitting on a jetty, savoring delights
Yesterday afternoon, I closed my laptop on work, went out to the garden to snip rosemary and thyme, and came back in to pull out two saucepans and the sugar. I made a batch of rosemary simple syrup and a batch of thyme simple syrup for two cocktails I want to try with my girlfriends … Continue reading Freedom!
I leave Thursday morning for my annual Girls’ Weekend. Last week, I ended my workweek with a pile of stuff I wanted to get to but ran out of time for. Now I’ve got a three-day workweek with that pile of leftovers from last week, plus all the work of a new week, and there’s … Continue reading Cramming
A while back, I wondered what exactly fun is. Like, what constitutes fun. How is it defined at a psychological level? At the time, I thought through fun times I’ve had, and two of the common threads were laughter and a shared experience with other people. I never really did land on a satisfactory definition … Continue reading I found out what fun is