Mini Post Monday

Life and Happiness

Last week was a flurry of editing work. I had gotten behind a bit with my writing conference trip, my mom’s surgery and a variety of other small items I had to accomplish. But I was able to get two major projects done (and paid for!) so I was able to take a bit of last Thursday and some of Friday off to do some other things. I thought I’d share some of these things with you as a little bit of a “get to know me” kind of post. So here they are:

  1. When I have time, I love to do ancestry and cemetery research. Our small town is celebrating their sesquicentennial next month and a historical society has recently been formed here. My family is generally not from this town, but my husband’s is so I’ve been doing a bit of research and providing info to the society. My church has been here (in the town) for almost 150 years too so I found a bit of info in their filing cabinets. I’m trying to organize it when I have some down time and provide that info to the society as well (while keeping copies for the church).
  2. I’ve been trying to also fit in outside time into my daily life. We’ve had a lot of sun and hot temps here the last few weeks. Although it’s stifling humidity some days, I get out early in the morning either for walks or to simply sit on my porch, soaking in some sun. As most of you know, I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, so when winter hits, my mood will shift dramatically. I’m working hard to soak up that Vitamin D before it goes away come October/November. Plus, I LOVE the heat. People think I’m nuts, but I sit out on my front porch, which gets the late day direct sun, for hours. Most people wouldn’t be able to handle that kind of intense heat, but I’m all for it. The best part is when the sun starts to go down and the sky turns all these gorgeous colors and a little bit of breeze wafts by. Ahhhh….

    wish this was my front porch, but…oh, well.

  3. And I’m also trying to spend more time with friends. My long-time gf and I went to see Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar in concert Saturday night (I know, RIGHT?) and my hubs and I often go hang out at another friend’s house around their backyard fire pit. It’s amazing what a lawn chair, a nice fire, some wine and good conversation can do to relax the soul. Plus, my hubs and I have tried to get out on the water (our local river) a few times in the kayaks. What a wonderful, lazy time that is. Love it!

Anyway, now another week begins and I still have a bit of editing work to accomplish. We have a few nice mini trips coming up soon, so stay tuned for scoop (and pics) on all of those.

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