While no neighborhood is perfect, I’ve been reflecting lately on how awesome ours really is.
It’s the kind of place where…
- A morning traffic jam means that Shoeless Joe and a couple of elderly folks out for their daily morning VERY SLOW walks have paused to chat at the end of our driveway, delaying Mr PoP’s departure for work by a couple of minutes. (Side note – these days, Shoeless Joe is wearing flip flops. It’s hard to blame him given the construction going on all around leaving more debris in the streets!)
- Territory disputes are rare, and when they do occur, they are between cats – like when we were woken up at 4am the other night by two cats that managed to get into a fight on the ceiling of our lanai (ie a screen ~12 feet over the center of our pool). Kitty PoP, like the proper scared-y cat that he is, was utterly terrified and cowering hiding from the commotion.
- Without living in the center of an urban environment, we can still institute our winter walking dates, and enjoy a modest variety of cuisines all without needing to hop in the car. We’re planning on checking out a new (purportedly healthy and inexpensive!) restaurant on a walking date tonight. (Though not technically winter, the summer heat and humidity seems to have broken the last week or so… we had one morning that got down to a low of 73 overnight!)
- Helping a neighbor out with their waste means enjoying fresh picked fruits and veggies like giant avocados and starfruit. mmmmmm…. so good.
What are you enjoying about your neighborhood today? What’s making you happy this Friday?