Look what greeted me as I walked out the door Saturday morning.
This stunning sight means a couple of things.
1. The sun was coming up which means I had slept past 3AM.
2. The sun was coming up at 6 (!) which means the days are getting longer!
3. The sun was coming up AND I was heading OUTSIDE for a long run.
4. The sun was coming up AND it was Saturday. AND I was NOT. AT. WORK!
I mean, I love work, but I always work Saturdays. Not this time though! And it was awesome! Other than the fact that hubby was gone on a business trip. And Mario was away on a ski trip. And Amp was away at a friend’s house….
But even that wasn’t all bad. I can’t remember the last time I had the whole house to myself. I mopped the floors. I finished the laundry. I baked some more sea salt and cashew chocolate chip cookies. (And didn’t burn them. They taste so much better that way.)
And if things couldn’t get better, the sun warmed us up to a beautiful 64 degrees with NO wind. I couldn’t help myself. I slipped on my Brooks for the second time that day, and strolled leisurely down the country road, taking in the sights and the sounds of the spring day teaser. This winter has been tough, making me appreciate how beautiful the day was. It should help me cope with a week of temps back into the 20s and 30s. *sigh* But it won’t. In fact, it’ll make it more difficult to deal with.
I won’t dwell on it now, anyway. ‘Cause look what I received in the mail!
My very own, made specially for me, greeting card from Lotta Joy.
Her note inside stressed the importance of flexibility. Funny it should come right after her affair with the crab legs.
A perfectly bright ending to a perfectly delightful day off.
Now. Back to work.