I enjoy reading the reminders that Gretchen Rubin often send me from her Happiness Project blog.  A little nugget of wisdom for the day, often to give me a gentle nudge to look up from the desk and be aware of the life that’s going on around me.  She recently wrote about the “arrival fallacy.”  That’s where you think you’ll be all set once you get to a goal.  The truth is that you’re all set right this very minute and, once you get to the goal, you know there’s another goal just beyond.  And then another, and then another.  I am so guilty of that.  Yet I truly believe in staying in the present moment.  How can I believe in one yet practice the other?  Will work on that.

And to that end, I went outside to the yard yesterday to see what was blooming.  A couple of photos to share with you:

Pretty white peony.  Smells divine.
Gorgeous raspberry double peony.  Peonies are my favorite flowers.  Please remind me to plant more this year.
The little irises are blooming, but a tad on the pitiful side this year.  Gotta figure out what to do for them.
Nothing stops Lamb’s Ears.  So nice to touch.
We used to get a big patch of black-eyed Susan’s on top of this rock wall, but the deer decimated them.  Last Fall I noticed some baby buddliea’s (butterfly bush) growing in that spot, so I left them alone over the winter.  Look how big they are already!  Need to move them, as they’re too tall for this spot.  But a nice gift from Mother Nature.
That was a nice stroll in the yard.  Then today I picked Grandboy up early from after-school care and took him to Goodberry’s for a concrete–flavor of the day was sweet cream and we had hot fudge sauce blended in.  For those of you not familiar with Goodberry’s, it a frozen custard that is absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Oh yeah.  Life is good!