JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 216 :: joy is a nap

3 Aug
{friday night nap}

Sometimes a girl just needs a Friday night nap.

It’s so hot here in New England I practically melted away today. I have ice cream stocked in the freezer and water stocked in the refrigerator. But what I really wanted and needed was just a nap. There’s something joyful about taking a Friday night nap, knowing you can sleep as long as you want because there is nowhere to be.

Joy is as simple as a Friday night nap.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy-full}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 215 :: joy is looking forward

2 Aug
{future forward}

It was so hot today I retreated to the basement. It’s empty. There is no furniture yet. It’s just a big space with carpet. But it was soooooo nice and cool in this 95-degree summer weather.

As I sat in the basement I thought of the future, what it will look like with furniture (and how cold it might be in the winter). And that made me happy to live in a four-season place again. The thought of the upcoming seasons, from summer beaches to winter snow! 

Joy is looking forward!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 214 :: joy is no furniture

1 Aug
{for now}

I’m living in a furniture-less townhouse right now, and I have to say, I love it. It feels expansive, clean and wide open. It has me thinking about that which I need and that which I do not. It has me thinking about space and what it is that we fill it with (and why) and how that brings joy.

It also has me thinking about what really matters, what it is that we fill on the outside to fill up on the inside.

Sometimes joy is appreciating the less so that you can love the more.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{less is more}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 212 :: joy is new shoes

31 Jul
{and chocolate}

I can’t think of a more joyful way to end the night than with a little bit of chocolate and a new pair of shoes. Not that one needs to shop to find joy, but there are times when a little bit of leather and cocoa bring me more joy than you could ever know. 

Joy is new shoes and a little bit of chocolate.
Here’s to a little more joy!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{the joy of chocolate}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 211 :: joy is dinner

30 Jul
{for one}

A really simple act of joy is having dinner. By yourself. At a nice restaurant.

I did exactly that tonight. Not really because I chose to be alone. Since Justin isn’t here on the East Coast yet it was more out of necessity. But as I sat at my white tablecloth laden table I took a moment to feel the joy, even if I was alone. 

A romantic night out is ideal, but sometimes joy is as simple as dinner for one.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{check please}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 210 :: joy at IKEA

29 Jul
{shopping}

Today was an IKEA day. And if you have ever been to IKEA you know it is a full-on field trip (food included!). For me, it provided a few essentials around the new place. Like toilet brushes (for a dollar!). I would call that a success. And joyful. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

 

{joyful adventures}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 209 :: joy is a new home

28 Jul
{iwelcome home}

My plane touched down in Boston tonight and I moved into our new home. It doesn’t have any furniture yet, except for the air mattress I bought at Target on my way here, of course.

However, once I arrived, the new place did have a little surprise in it… a steam shower. A good old-fashioned 1980’s style, sit-in, steam room. Somehow I missed this when I toured the place. I thought it was just a shower in the downstairs bathroom. What a joyful surprise. I don’t know if we will ever use it… but, what a fun surprise indeed.

Overall, the place has a lot of charm and potential. All future forward dreams too. And isn’t that what joy is made of?

Welcome home, Joy!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy-full}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 208 :: joy is completion

27 Jul
{it’s a wrap}

Ah… it’s the last night of one big event here in Chicago. It has left my heart full but my feet sore. I can deal with that balance because it’s a good tradeoff. The best part of any event is the three magic words: it’s a wrap! 

So for me, tonight, I am full of joy to say this blog post is short and sweet.
It’s a wrap!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 206 joy is warm summer nights

25 Jul
{on the deck}

What a beautiful day in Chicago! Not that I saw it… I was working in a conference center all day. But I did see the night. And OH WHAT A NIGHT Chicago had to share. Perfect summer breeze. Beautiful blue sky. Lovely warm sunset. Joy is a warm summer night sitting on the deck.

Enjoy!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{warm summer nights}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 206 :: joy is clean sheets

24 Jul
{clean towels}

As I go to bed in a Chicago hotel room I am so thankful for clean, crisp sheets and fresh towels. It’s like magic. You leave your room and come back to perfection waiting for you. And, for me, that’s pure joy.

What’s pure joy for you?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{clean sheets}
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