This afternoon Dan took Kalani off to visit his family, and I stayed at home. To do some work (the bill-paying kind) that I needed to get done by Monday.
Anyway, it only took an hour or so, and after I'd finished I looked outside at the sunshine and the newly fallen snow, and decided to go for a walk.
Best idea I've had today.
The sky was a brilliant blue, and the sun was bright and warm and optimistic. The snow on the track was just the right kind of snow for walking in. Fluffy and not too deep. Everything was covered in snow - white and clean and fresh and new. The birds were singing and chirping and having little afternoon parties in the trees. The stream gurgled loudly beside me. The people I passed were all happy and I even made friends with a cute little dog.
I really needed this walk - the last few days have been pretty crappy, but today has made me feel like a new person. I came back happy and content and a little bit sweaty since I'd put on way too many layers (I tend to over-compensate for the cold). I really felt like I'd shed all the negative, poo-buminess of the last little while and I'm ready for whatever comes next.
Happy Sunday people.