Previously on Della Street Dreaming, our Heroine decided she needed Cheering Up.
When she read about 'The Happiness Project', a book where author Gretchen Rubin charted her year long quest to increase her Happiness Quotient from 3.5 to an undisclosed higher number out of five, she decided that downloading the book on audio was a perfect way to use up some of her Audible.com credits that were just lying there feeling bored & uncared for.
What a great idea.
Welcome to Calm & Stable Me.
And I've got a sign to prove it.
Its amazing. Its only been two days since I started on 'The Happiness Project' & its already worked.
I'm as Happy as Larry.
And I haven't even got past Chapter 2. Its not that I'm a Slow Listener, its just that every time I hop into bed & put on my giant Listening Earmuffs that look like the things that people who wave flags at large planes on tarmacs wear , I nod off.
Maybe its the author, Gretchen Rubin's voice. It is sooo Soothingly Authoritative.
As soon as I hear her I know that Gretchen's In Charge & that it is safe to sleep.
Today I didn't eat any of the Marshmallows Dipped in Chocolate Kebabs that girls were selling for Lent's 'Project Compassion' at lunch.
I just photographed them instead.
You may ask, why didn't I eat them?
Because I felt that they would Interfere with My Growing Happiness.
And I was right.
Also today, the costumes & the set for the Annual School Play arrived.
I am wearing a Roman Centurion's feathered helmet. And behind me are polystyrene Ionic columns & a male torso with its Private Parts thankfully dismembered.
No, its not going to be 'Julius Caesar' or even 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'.
Its 'God, The Play' by Woody Allen.
I never realised until now how empowering it is to wield a Plastic Sabre.
1. The number 5. You know, Chanel No 5.
2. A Quilted Chanel handbag.