Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Search of Happy

So I was sitting here thinking about what the subject of today's post should be. I'd really love to be able to share a hilarious anecdote involving some kind of weirdo Julia et al antics, but alas. I can't.

This is sad.

After indulging in a period of gratifying "woe-is-me-my-life-is-so-boring" musings, it has occurred to me that the reason my life seems so boring lately is because IT IS BORING.

Which is even more sad.

I realize that my weirdo adventure wings have been clipped over the last three weeks by a nasty group of germs that have populated my innards and confined me to the house. Thankfully over the last few days I'm feeling myself slowly return to - hm. I was going to say "normal", but I don't think I know what that is anymore. I suppose what I'm trying to say is simply that I feel better. And that it's possible that there may be a few less boring days ahead.

This is NOT sad.

"Not sad"? Instead of "HAPPY"? Oh, Julia, girl.......

I realized that I was in dire need of an attitude adjustment. I tried a few of my usual spirit lifting strategies: looking at dopey YouTube videos, sipping a cup of fully caffeinated coffee, reading a few chapters of a book; but still felt stuck in a blue funk. I irritably put my laptop aside and began to shuffle around the house. After a few minutes, I realized with surprise that I had grabbed my camera in my wanderings and didn't even notice it. So I slid the switch to "on" and began to idly snap pictures.

As I clicked my way from room to room in the house and then out to the deck, I felt my attitude begin to change.

Whoa. It's a beautiful day, I realized.

Our Easter Ham-O-Rama is only a week away. I LOVE the Ham-O-Rama.

It won't be long before we can head over to the Saturday market and buy some enormous flower baskets to hang on the front porch.

Pinky! You've survived yet another winter. Looking good, buddy.

Guess I've survived another winter too.

I looked affectionately at my ancient DSLR camera and thought yet again how comfortable and right it feels in my hands. Goodness knows, Canon has spent plenty of time with my nose mushed up against it's viewfinder and I've spent countless hours downloading and editing it's images.

What fun.

I have no illusions of grandeur about the quality of my photography. It is and probably will always be of a pure amateur quality. Which for me, is entirely beside the point. I enjoy capturing those day to day images of the people and things and surroundings that I love.....and that makes me.....

......happy. HAPPY. Ahhh. There's my attitude adjustment.


Heda said...

Good lord is that truly the view from your deck? How absolutely stunning! Wow.

Unknown said...

Sometimes we forget to appreciate the blessings literally right there in our back yard. Spring is coming!!

Amy Junod said...

What a magnificent view you have!