My morning actually started last night but after a few hours of sleep I’m back at my desk. I can hear the crackling of the fire Ken has going. He brought me breakfast this morning which was wonderfully sweet of him. I’m looking out my window and loving the colors. Yes we have a gray sky but the trees are just popping out against the gray. On the tree outside my window there are a few gold leaves hanging on to the branches. On one branch there is a smattering of them but in another section there is a lone leaf dancing in the wind. It stubbornly clings to the branch like it is on a mission. It is that happy gold / yellow color which always puts a smile on my face.
If I lean over a bit towards the center of my desk, I can see the other tree in our front yard. It is still plastered with leaves. I also see the brown leaves on the ground contrasting in color with the still green lawns. Through the empty branches of the neighbors’ trees I can see the orange and red of the other trees on the street. There is just something about the colors of this season that gives me such pleasure. It is a sense of peace.
The weather has definitely turned colder. We are in the 30s and 40s at night and aren’t getting much higher than 60 during the day. It is a relief for me because I’ve never liked the heat of summer and we are now in that wonderful phase of cooler and pleasant before we go to the harsh cold of winter.
Yesterday I got a LOT of stuff done. I got about a dozen things crossed off my lists. I worked on stuff from all of my lists from crocheting to the business, to writing, to the longest list of schoolwork. I spent the afternoon having a wonderful discussion with a friend. I’ve not had a chance to visit with her in a long time. It was fabulous to see her and have the time to just gab. We caught up and talked politics and a variety of other topics. It was the perfect relaxation I needed in the middle of my very busy day.
Today I’m going to tackle more on my lists. At this point I sort of know what isn’t going to get done but I’m not quite ready to give up on it. Maybe if I work really hard and fast I will get to it all. (Stop laughing it could happen!) It is time to put my hair up and get busy with all my tasks for the day.