Today’s “new” involved me, a book, a blanket, and a tree. An early Tuesday afternoon found me at the park lying on a blanket under a tree with a book in hand. I usually reserve my non work related reading for either before bedtime or the weekend. But, this afternoon I just decided to grab a blanket and a book I’ve had on hand for months and go. The sun was beaming, but the tree provided shade and there was a nice breeze rolling through. The spot I chose had a good view of the lake, which was a nice reading backdrop. Besides a few walkers chatting as they passed by, it was pretty quiet. I fully immersed myself in my long-awaited read for a couple of chapters before returning to reality.