serenity

These last couple of days have been jam-packed with stuff. Jonny was here visiting and classes started, which means a big change in my current pace of life. Furthermore, work has been slightly stressful, and although I will admit that I thrive on stress it is still stress and therefore takes a toll on one’s morale.

This weekend was my chance to re-group so that I could attack my Tuesday classes with renewed vigor and a fresh outlook on life. Today being the kickoff of to that weekend it was sort of crucial that it went well. Thankfully, it got off to a good start and from there progressed to amazing. First of all, I have been searching for a place to wash my car since we moved here. That was June. This is September. I normally wash my car twice a month. Can you imagine my anxiety? No, I guess you can’t, unless your mother cursed you with the incessant need to have a clean car. Mine did. My car washing dilemma was three fold. I needed a clean car but I live in an apartment complex without access to a hose. My parent’s house was my car washing station for the last three years, but now they are 900 miles away (seems like a long trip for a clean car). I therefore had to spend money on a clean car, but I did not have the desire to spend a lot and I had no idea where to go that would not force me to break my bank on a car wash. (wow, that problem was really like 10 fold…) This has forced me to search for a cheap, self serve car wash (the automatic ones are usually expensive so naturally I ruled them out) and today I thought I found one. Then I realized there were big cement blocks in the entry. And it was for sale. Darn. Option two: $6 automatic car wash…ew.(told you they were expensive) Then I went to the grocery store and on my way home I stumbled upon a $4 car wash with a FREE VACUUM!! I was a happy girl.

That made my day better than it already was, and then I made cookies, which also made my day amazing. Sounds pretty good right? Well, it gets better. Jon and I decided to go to a free concert on the river. The night was beautiful, 75 degrees with a slight breeze, just perfect. We walked across the river and parked ourselves on the giant steps. I was able to sit back, relax and watch a vast array of people come and go. (which is one of my most favorite things to do)

The first artist to perform was an acoustic guitar player, and he was phenomenal. The sound of his music mixed with the peacefulness of the scene on the water was one of the most relaxing evenings I have had in a long time. Do you ever think of those moments in a movie when everything is in harmony and an air of peacefulness permeates into your living room? I felt as though I was in that movie scene. The weight of life seemed to float away on the notes of the music and ripples of the river water. I walked away feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to take on the challenges of life. Now That is a good day.

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