Photo by K.L.R.
It’s deceptively sunny outside and makes me believe I can walk out in shorts and bare feet, without shivering almost instantly. Alas, Friday’s temperatures swiftly left before the sun rose on Saturday, and now, here we are, Sunday afternoon….and the numbers are slowly creeping upward.
It’s strange, I’ve complained more about the weather this winter (and now Spring) than any other time. Normally I LOVE seasonal changes, bundling up in boots, gloves, sweaters, and coats for a few months, and then transitioning to short sleeves, sandals, and THEN bathing suits and shorts. However, of late my daydreams regularly feature island beaches and roasting temperatures, with yummy drinks flowing. On the bright side, the temperatures are rising this week, and will hopefully reach the 70’s!
Friday afternoon a burst of energy exploded in my room, which led to me ticking a few items off of my “to do” list! Since then, I’ve been making efforts to do things that are productive, energizing, contributing, and beneficial to my mental, physical, and spiritual health. I’ve spent some time this afternoon researching blog challenges to get my creative juices flowing. I also found a photography challenge that looks fun (**must remember to charge camera batteries**). It feels SO good, with each passing activity that “normal me” does, to feel more and more like myself.
Oh, one of the productive things I did was start my taxes! (Last year I waited till April 14th…so this is improvement!) And, last night, Mama and I enjoyed homemade pizza and a movie (How to Marry a Millionaire, with Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable—then I read this article this morning about the auction starting today for Lauren Bacall’s belongings, including her Louis Vuitton luggage…not that I’m envious).
Also, there is an article circulating (that my darling boyfriend sent me to read) about the benefit of writing for your well-being. It’s true, whether writing in my journal, blogging, writing an article—whatever it may be, I feel better, more alive, invigorated after writing. Here’s a similar article (I couldn’t find the exact one) if you want to read about the positives of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.
I am off to finish the first episode of The Doris Day Show (not sure how I missed that she had a show). Have a relaxing Sunday afternoon, whatever you choose to do (or not to do)!