Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Share the Joy: Almost There



Closing on the house I'm selling was delayed
a couple of days (until tomorrow)
but I'm almost there.

The furniture got moved yesterday.
I have a TON of artwork and art supplies
still to move, plus lots of odds and ends.
It feels never-ending, this packing up a load
and driving to the new house
and wondering where to put things,
but it has to be finished by Saturday
when I turn over the keys to the new owners.

I'm totally exhausted but full of joy
that I'm turning the page on a new chapter
in my very rich, friend-filled, beautiful life.







How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Share the Joy: Big News



I'm excited to announce that
closing on the sale of my house
will be early next week,
either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Yippee!

I'm beginning to focus on the new house
while packing up dishes and pots and pans,
books, towels, mops and brooms,
and lots of art
and art supplies from the old house.

It's time to 


of my deep sense of "home" with the old house
and make the new digs my home,
both physically and emotionally.

It's also time to get serious about paring down
the stuff, as there's not room to hang on to things
like there was in the old house, 
which was almost twice the size of the new,
more modest home.
What I don't have room for will find new homes, 
so I'm happy about that.

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!







Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Share the Joy: Crisp Autumn Days




I'm enjoying crisp autumn days
when the morning fog burns off and the sun shines
down on me.



It's pretty clear to me that I'm solar powered
because a sunny day perks me right up,
while a grey, rainy day makes me want to curl up
under a blanket with a good novel
and a steaming cup of chai.

Did you watch the lunar eclipse last night,
or were you sound asleep?


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Share the Joy: I'm Back



Last week it was hopeless
to post --- my internet connection was just gone.
Turns out the ethernet adapter was blown,
but for right now, at least, I can get on blogger.

Now there's a reason for joy.

What else?

Passing through the tunnel
on the Bridge of Glass
always makes me pause
and smile.



The majesty of sunsets over the Olympic Mountains
makes me sigh
and shiver in delight that I live in such
a beautiful place.



Fall colors give me joy,
even though I know the rainy days are coming.


How pretty is this little maple tree,
all blazed out in oranges and reds?
After all, it's the first day of October
and time to wear a coat of many colors.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
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3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Share the Joy: Simple Pleasures





So, let's see. . . .  where's my joy?
Let me think.

Ok, you'll think I'm nuts,
but I love going to the market
where things are all organized and colorful.
It's a feast for the eyes and nose. . .
and even the taste buds,
since there are usually free samples of interesting cheeses
and fresh fruit.


I'm enjoying my new bicycle.
This isn't mine --- my new bike is a bright blue
and customized with a shortened crank and pedals
since my left knee complained about the longer ones
(it's had four surgeries, poor thing, 
since I blew it out skiing 20 years ago).
But I love this cheery pink and especially
the basket full of flowers.
My basket -- purchased yesterday and not yet hung in place --
will be carrying a soft, furry puppy
instead of flowers.
Too bad we can't make it all the way to this cupcake dispensary.



Seeing the deer in my back yard always makes me stop
and smile and hold my breath. . . . 
not move too quickly so I don't cause them to bound away
in fright. I'm just learning about deer-resistant plants,
but hey --- everybody has to eat.




How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
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3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Share the Joy: Birthday Margaritas



This is my birthday week, 
so in my haste to go partying with friends
and drink my annual Margarita



I totally forgot to hit publish on the post.

Things are cooking in my life
and I have two families interested in the house,
so perhaps I'll have an offer in hand soon.
That, my friends, would indeed be a cause 
for a joyful celebration.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Share the Joy -- Internet Woes



Sorry this post is later than usual.
We had a total internet outage,
apparently due to a tow truck taking out 
the main cable line from Seattle to points west.

No internet.
No phone service.

It was like going back to the old days.

Harraumph!

We're back to normal now, thank goodness.

I guess that's cause for joy.

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!