In case you didn't know.
I spent a few hours yesterday lounging on the deck of the (huge) house where I'm house-sitting, and it was glorious. I had forgotten how wonderful it is to sit outside, reading a book or eating deviled eggs, with the sun on your face and a cool breeze blowing through every so often. Ah...I love this time of year. I hope that the next place I move has some sort of balcony or porch (yeah right), or at the very least, is within close walking distance to a park or something.
Speaking of "next place I move," I am getting ready to seriously start looking for apartments. If anyone is moving out of their (studio, 1 bedroom or Jr. 1 bedroom) apartment (in Berkeley, Rockridge, etc.) in the next few months, please let me know!
Along the lines of relaxing...one thing that I love so much about this time of year is that it is SO EASY to have a fun, eventful, relaxing day without spending any (or very much) money! For example: Lounging around outside: free. Deviled eggs: 3 eggs=33 cents, plus a tiny bit of mayo and mustard, probably about 10 cents worth, and about 10 cents worth of spinach (makes a lovely bed to lay them on, and a yummy snack too). I also had some bread (was in the freezer of the house-sitting house...free) with balsamic (also free). I read a magazine, which I subscribe to (a measly $20 a year--and this year I got two friends' subscriptions for only $10), but could have checked out of the library for free...if I didn't want to save it for reference...which I usually do.
Ah, it's a lovely time. Days are warmer and longer, and right now, things are feeling pretty cool breezy.