Last week I was whining about the gloomy weather.
And Monday it was sixty degrees, and sunny, and virtually all of the snow went away. I went for a big walk, and when I got home I had FIVE NEW MAGAZINES in the mail. Which alone is enough to make me really happy. The cover of Real Simple said "More Time For You".
I took that as an order. I abandoned my desk covered with work and the laundry waiting for me in the basement. I pulled a canvas chair from the garage and poured myself a glass of iced tea. I positioned it all in the sunniest corner of my back yard, pulled off my wool socks, and soaked up the sunshine for nearly two hours.
My toes hadn't felt the sunshine since September. Oh, they were so happy. I even got a little sunburn, and it felt great. (yes, I DID put on sunscreen...)
I took a little tour of the garden, and found these hopeful signs:
The fall blooming asters are already peaking out of the ground: