* NOTE: This post is part of my current coping-with-feeling-yucky strategy: being more aware of the things that make me happy.
Technically, I live right in the middle of the city.
But in my back yard, you’d never know it!
I wake up most mornings to the sound of chickens and ducks outside my window.
I have a little orchard of fruit trees. Oranges and lemons, apples, plums, peaches, apricots, pomegranates, pecans and figs.
When I look out the back window I see nothing but green. Acres of grass and big trees. And a few horses.
I have no home owners association to fine me when the grass gets too long and the lawn mower is broken down in the middle of the front yard.
I can get to Costco (and Taco Bell) in about 2 minutes. I can get on the freeway just as quickly. School, church, piano lessons and ball practices are all within a mile or two of my house.
This is definitely what they call the best of both worlds!