I Love This Time of Year.
I like the cooler air, the crisp quality of the breeze, the cold nights, the warmth of the sunshine…. There is little I like better in terms of weather.
There is a certain pleasure in pulling the fall jackets out of the closet. Time to wear the favorite black leather jacket, the Boeing coat my brother gave me, the heavy canvas coat I have had for years and years.
There is also a certain pleasure in discovering that none of these items fit anymore.
Time for new favorite jackets.
A person I know at work said I shouldn’t buy new coats just yet in case I gain the weight back. I really do not understand the negativity…..
This Past Sunday
We drove to Connecticut and met a friend who drove down from Rhode Island. A wonderful but all to brief visit. The weather was perfect, the visit with a dear friend a joy.
How I have changed! I had a great day with Missus, Da Boys, and CROF and we went to a famous Hot Dog Joint for lunch and Missus and I had veggie burgers. WHO DOES THAT?? Well, Missus and I do.
Spending time with family, friends, everyone with a smile…..
I think about what I like now and compare it to what life was. I like to relax more than I did but I also like to be more active than I was. I am finding a balance to my activities. I want to be active and then enjoy the fruits of that activity with a well-earned rest. Sitting with Missus and a friend, enjoying the sounds, the smells, the feel of the ocean front.I could sit on a dock on an Autumn day like Sunday forever. There is little that can be better.This past Sunday, relaxing on the dock, I was able to think about the simple pleasures of spending time with my family and my friend and just enjoying the time. We also walked along the line of cute little shops and we bought a cute shoulder bag for Missus. We enjoyed a soft pretzel, split three ways, as we let the sun warm us.
I was able to shake off the Black Dog and think about the pleasures I can find in a life now probably made longer, certainly made better, by the weight loss and the improved fitness of body and mind and emotion.
The batteries now recharged, we parted company, CROF headed back home in Rhode Island, we head back south to New Jersey. No regrets but the shortness of the visit.
I think the word I am looking for is Joy.