While so many of us associate hygge with being cozy at home, just as important is getting outside in nature. Which admittedly I don’t do often enough, but I’ve been trying to do more. So I was proud of myself yesterday when I bundled up to walk to a drug store about 30 minutes away, instead of my go-to just up the street. I dressed for the weather (around 0 °C, much more civilized than late) and kept my earphones in my pocket to take in the sounds and sights on the way, even pausing on a bridge for a minute to watch the geese waddling along the river’s edge below.
I was so relaxed by the time I arrived at the drug store that I didn’t flinch at the long line to ring my purchases through. I waited patiently as the five people in front of me inched to the cash, including one with a walker and another hard-of-hearing who shouted at the cashier through the plexiglass with his mask around his chin.
Finally my turn to check out, I’d barely put my purchases on the till when the cashier looked at me and asked, “Are you a senior? Did you want the discount?”
A senior?!! 😲 I’m in my forties! (Late forties, but still!) And I just did my roots!
“I didn’t know you could smoke weed during working hours,” I said.
No of course I didn’t say that. I didn’t think of it ’til much later, as is the way. 🤦♀️ Instead I laughed and said no, and under my breath, cheeky young whippersnapper.
So much for getting out. I should have stayed in. 😬😬😂Continue reading Coziness and connection, indoors and out: the Hygge Day Box from Hygge in a Box 🇨🇦