After that long rant (for those who did read, thanks!) I treated myself to a nice brisk walk around the local regional park.
I'm reminding myself to enjoy the good, simple things in life. Like good hikes followed by dinner and a root beer float until I'm so stuffed I can't move. Surprisingly, a coffee ice cream root beer float is REALLY good.
I miss the grass being this shade of lush green though. Somehow it felt really luxurious to run down a path while being surrounded by a sea of vivid emerald green. I think the dry, 80+ weather has scorched most of the grass around the paths and hills into a tan again.