Last week was tumultuous, to say the least.
One doesn’t hear that word much these days outside of het romance novels: tumultuous. But it’s a good word, and it sums up the roller coaster of emotion I experienced before, during, and after I cleared up that little matter of my biology versus my gender.
It’s a whole new week, and I woke up happy today, as I have every day for a while now. I live in paradise! I see the sun every morning and most evenings. I am never cold. I have two jobs I love (editing and writing). I work at home, where I have a great view. As I type this, the ducks are floating along the canal and a Great Egret just flew by, going north.
I love my life! I have wonderful friends and just enough money to enjoy a special treat once in a while, like buying that computer desk yesterday. I’m sitting at it now. 🙂
I have rarely felt so centered and peaceful, and a lot of that is due to you, my readers and friends. Thank you.
And now for some photos. I told you R and I went to a country diner last week for dinner. I wasn’t impressed, but I’ll likely give them another try. 1) There aren’t a lot of places to eat in the neighborhood, and 2) never judge a restaurant by one meal unless it makes you upchuck.
I took this pic standing at the back door. The sign says they are selling honey, and around back on the left is another outdoor eating area, that one covered.
I took a pic inside, but it’s pretty much your standard two rooms with well-worn wooden floors and a kitchen at the back. So instead, I’ll post this pic I took as we were leaving. Across from the area above is more parking and a gorgeous tree hung with Spanish moss. You see these trees all over here. Ancient, venerable, beautiful. Note the plants growing up the trunk. I love that!
I live in a condo. They are laid out in a line north to south parallel to the canal, three to five units in a section. I’m in the middle of a section, but down the line from me near the Camille Island Park is a residence that sports a giant cactus, a colorful bush, and a tree bursting with color. Suki and I walk that way often just to gawk. That cactus blows me away. Another resident told me that cactus has been hacked down several times to control growth, yet it comes back healthy again and again. When it blooms, it’s going to be breathtaking.
Everywhere I look, there is beauty. I wish the same for you! Have a great week. 🙂