porch project: the vision

Up until a week ago, this is how our front porch looked:

It’s looked like that for the last couple years, and has seen minimal use since we moved into the house.  It’s an enclosed, non-heated space, so it’s only usable when temperatures are bearable.  Basically, it’s a pass-through from our ‘front’ door (on the driveway side of the porch) into the house, and a space for me to have coffee on summer mornings.  Continue reading “porch project: the vision”

happy is as happy does

I’ve been reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (I know, I’m a little late to the party), and after only a few chapters two things stood out to me:

1.) I’m fairly certain Gretchen and I were separated at birth and/or we could be very close friends.  Every word on those pages sounds and feels like it could come from my own mouth.

2.) Everyone should read this book.  EVERYONE.

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Cd’A: Day 5

My last day, unfortunately, was a bit anti-climactic.  I was really excited to do nothing and relax by the water.  The weather had been forecast to be really nice–sunny and upper 70s–but as the day progressed, the wind picked up and I wasn’t able to enjoy sitting by the water in my new bikini.  C’est la vie, I suppose. Continue reading “Cd’A: Day 5”