People who perform, ideas worth discussing, funny things deserving belly laughs, flowers blooming in spring and people who blossom anytime, children laughing and parents who parent well and good-looking granny-types who ... look good.
These are few of my favourite things.
I love clean-up weeks – nothing urgently pressing, when there is time to have lunch with an old friend, do postponed errands, pick away at my to-do piles, cleaning up loose ends. Things to clean-up before launching new ones, starting next chapters and new things. Today through the weekend will be a mini-staycation at home (doesn’t everyone love tax time – boxes and filed and piles of unexplained receipts posing the question ‘what was that for?’) shall fill my time. And tonight’s gala – big deal awards things, rewarding people who perform …
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 6C/43F, steady mild breeze, walking late in daylight (things shift Sunday to daylight savings time); Gusta managed to avoid muck and I walked a little faster – feeling friskier than I have in a long time – time to put clubs in my truck and look for a driving range (less than three weeks till Maui trip ..)
Mark, I read your column some days as much for finding out what Gusta does as what your other words of wisdom say to me. I am still heat broken over the loss of my dog at 13 years and it warmed my heart to see that you treated him to something special on his birthday. Have a great one with him, DB, Calgary, AB … p.s. : Thank you for the explanation and my sincere apologies to Gusta for mistaking her sex. Who on earth would want to be a male when you can be a female? Ha Ha And I love the name Augusta, beautiful. [editors note for those readers who were not on-board ten years ago when name-the-pup was my challenge: Au is the symbol for gold, so Gusta being a golden-retriever, Augusta being my late mother’s name, and Augusta being a golf mecca – these gave rise to naming Gusta .. and gust is an Icelandic word meaning intermittent wind]