|Weather||sunny, chilly, windy|
|Mood||struggling badly this week in particular, no April fooling|
|Restoring nature||1 hour|
About 4:30 post meridian (pm) time, I needed to get out of the house, nausea be darned. I didn’t have much in my gas tank, but I scooted to a grassy area near the art museum. I picked a new spot sort of kind of near our Rocky statue. I usually try to avoid being near cars like the plague. All kinds of insults and intentional litter can come out of driving cars. I remind myself it is not personal. Today our drivers were well behaved. One honked, opened the window and thanked me. I brought a single shopping bag and my work gloves. It was nice being outdoors and I continued working along the east side of the art museum. A woman asked if I knew the name of a gorgeous white blooming tree. I told her I did not, but I will look it up on my phone. It turns out it was a willow tree, probably a weeping willow. She seemed happy I stuck around and told her friend about the weeping willow when she caught up. It was nice that she felt so safe with me and thought I might be knowledgeable. One other woman clapped for me too and I thanked her and smiled under my mask. I got into the tree look ups on my phone. I found a Japanese Maple, Mexican Cypress in addition to the Weeping willow I found earlier. It was a short excursion, but mind over matter. I got some sun, scholarship and satisfaction outdoors today in less than 75 minutes. What more could I ask for?