Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

Painting and Purging. And Painting. And Purging

I think I’ve mentioned painting and working on our house a few times.  “What’s up with that,” you ask?  I’m glad you asked.  It will give you a break from our particular brand of digestion. Because of my wife’s arthritic knees, stairs have become an enemy.  We need to move to a smaller, one-story dwelling.  […]

Getting My Groove Back

Other than my slightly bloated belly [How’s that for a first sentence?] either from the soy or the accidental dairy in my latte, I felt better Friday (Day 12) than I had the previous two weeks.  Although I did sorta crash around 7pm while working on the house, I felt really good most of Friday. […]

Raining: Day 1 or The Counter-Intuitiveness of Happiness

I’m not really going to count rainy days.  Or maybe I actually am, since the forecast only calls for one day of rain. Nevertheless, it is raining. Our scheduled carpet cleaners arrived late Wednesday, and we still have LOTS to finish with our painting project, so I skipped Taekwondo Wednesday night.  Skipping Taekwondo did not […]

The Great 30-Day Vegan Experiment of 2013: Week 2

To free up days to write about other happiness areas, I’ll only post about The Great 30-Day Vegan Experiment of 2013 every few days.  That will free up more days for exercise, family, friends, business, etc. We last left our heroes at the end of Day 6.  I just noticed I haven’t included the days.  […]

Running: Day -54

So let’s talk about exercise. You don’t have to run for exercise.  It’s just one of my favorites.  I am 54 days–now 53–from a 15 mile run, three times around Enchanted Rock in Texas, then up to the top.  I’m not quite in shape for that kind of run. I won’t go into all the […]