Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Scheduling happiness

The cat's flowers (detail)
Sketch in progress
marker and coloured pencil
on drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021
(The benefit of the blog.  I
Just noticed that the cat has
no whiskers on one side of
its face.  Hmm.  That's
what sketches are for. Hmmm.)

 I read somewhere that the happiest couples follow routines. That made
 me feel a good about our very scheduled life. We eat every night by
candle light, and take turns making dinner. What routines matter to you in
 your day-to-day existence? Today I look forward to my walk with a friend.
 I can hear her dog's collar clinking as she walks up the street, so I know that
 will happen soon.

Later:  I had a great walk, worked on a big painting, and this little sketch. 
I'll show you part of it.  In coloured pencil, it goes very slowly.

There was a mood of unbridled exuberance today as the weather was 16 degrees
Celsius (60.8 Fahrenheit) with sun, and people could feel spring coming.  People 
were jogging in shorts! I wore my spring coat and it was too hot!

After his workday was over Steven and I had a walk in the dusk by the lake,
and climbed down onto a stoney beach to see and listen to the waves. A 
glorious sound, and it was still warm enough that we didn't have to freeze
to hear it.

Have a welcoming your day day.

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