Today was the perfect spring day, weather-wise. Clear skies and sun, warm temperatures into the 70s. I did some yard work early, picking up sticks, pulling dead wood down from trees and bushes, and clipping the abundant berry canes.
Later in the afternoon, I took the book I'm reading, Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon, and my sunglasses to read on the front steps. The book was recommended to me by Swissmiss and instantly captured my interest. I did have to occasionally pause in my reading to do some people watching. The weather has released everyone from their homes: bikes, dogs, motorcycles, couples with babies, teenagers on skateboards. I read until my butt hurt from the cement steps.
Later still I took Dog #1 and a plastic bag, slipped on my flip flops, and went for a walk on familiar streets to see how things had changed since I last trod these roads. I'd walked my block in the last year, the others it could have been ten or fifteen or more years. Although most of the houses and yards are well groomed and well cared for, I was both relieved and surprised to see a few that were not in that much better shape than my own.
It would have been an almost perfect day all around if unresolved issues didn't continue to cloud every waking (and non-waking?) moment of my life these days.
As for the results of my interview yesterday, nothing is official, but let's just say it looks good. Very good.
And the weather tomorrow promises to be even better than today.