You know when Â you have a good day and you wish every day could be just that good? Those days when you live life, you don’t let life just pass you by.
Well today was that kind of dayÂ in aÂ simple and rather lovely way.
I slept in today. And I mean I slept in until 11am. It was glorious:)
I woke up to a text from a friend asking if I wanted to walk into downtown with him. We live about 2 miles from downtown Juneau. A simple and relaxing walk.
The day was a typical Juneau day, overcastÂ and alsoÂ slightly humid. There was a breeze off the ocean thatÂ felt amazing as it cooled us off walking over the bridge that connects Douglas into downtown Juneau.
The bootsÂ I was wearing onÂ the other hand were not the best choice for the trek into downtown, as they started rubbing at the back of my heel. How my Bear Paws could cause me pain I don’t know.
So the first stop in town was at the pharmacy to buy some band aids. Â The skin had come off in one spot and we all know how painful that can be:'(
Band aid on and coffee in hand from our local Heritage, Â we where off to play tourist in our home town. If you have never done this, I highly recommend it. Â It gives you a new perspective on where you live. And I do love Juneau. So do the tourist who bombard our little town.
After walking around for a while, enjoying the sights and checking out the local shops thatÂ are only open during the tourist season,Â my friend and I settled on a food truck for a late lunch.Â The weather was perfect and at this point the breeze had picked up. Perfect coastal weather to cool us down after walking around.
The BBQ was sadly only ok. But on this day that was simplyÂ great itÂ was the company and the laughter and general just being out on a day off togetherÂ living life.
My heart was happy, my tummy full, my life though lazy, lived to the fullest of the day.
Not living in the past. Not living in the future. Â Living in the now in the moment the breeze kissed my shoulders leaving my skin alive. In the moment of eating something so simple Â as mashed potatoes smiling while being thankful for food.
In the moments of laughter because I was my dorky self trying to catch a PokÃ©mon all the while my friend acting like he just didn’t know me.Â The Brat.
Or busting out to some good old Spice Girls Â “Telling you what I want, Â what I really, really want.”
Totally NOT my fault this song came on. Lol
The laughter, the company, Â being a tourist in my town to just sitting here on my porch.
Looking at the mountain and seeing snow patches alongside green mountains.
The clouds are pink and purple the air a bit cool. My wine glass has an adult beverage in it.
My heart is content. Today was a day worth loving. Not wasted on being lazy. Letting the now slip through my fingers.
Hell no. Not today. Xoxoxox