Today has been a good day, and it's only half over.
If you live anywhere near me, you've noticed the all-of-the-sudden Seattle-ness of Arizona. RAIN, and CLOUDS, and COLD, yuck. What's funny to me is that native Arizonans love the rain, it's a novelty. They relish the cool cloudy skies and the free irrigation that give us a break from the burning sun. I'm not a native Arizonan, I'm a midwesterner. Growing up in central Illinois, I've seen enough rain for a life time. No more for me, thanks! But in the Southwest, rain is a rare commodity that people treasure, usually. This amount of rain, though, well, pretty much everyone is sick of it. And I think that most rain enthusiasts would tell you that what they love is summer rain, that cools the air and replenishes the soil, not this cold, soggy, freeze-you-to-your-core January rain. But today, this beautiful Monday, the sun has returned to us. Filling our hearts with it's warmth and light, and thawing our frozen noses and toes-es. I love sunshine, which is why I love the Southwest.
My day started in the best way. To preface I'll tell you that yesterday, after church, we all sacked out for a long winter's nap, which of course led to my husband and me (yes that is correct grammar!) staying up way too late. When I groaned that I really wasn't looking forward to getting up and taking Keaton to school (another after effect of the current Seattle-like weather), my husband said he would do it. YAY! So, like I said, my day started in the best way, by sleeping in. When I finally did roll out of bed. I made my way to our ladies aerobics class at our church. I'll tell ya, there is no better way to get some exercise than with a few friends.
Now here I am. The kids are napping, the house is quiet, and the sun is peering through the windows. I'm in a good mood. So, I think I'll take advantage of this upbeat spirit and tackle a few projects around the house, with the blinds way open, of course.