Yesterday morning I awoke to hazy skies, well I guess they were hazy, you couldn't actually see through all the fog. I immediantly reminded myself that fog goes away after just a an hour or so and then I would see the sun. I got on my shoes and hit the treadmill. The Today show was blasting away the latest on Haiti and the boys were running back and forth between me and the cartoon on in the other room. I finnished my morning routine and found myself staring out the window willing the fog to go away. It hadn't even lifted the tinyest bit. By 10:30 the fog was still there and my mood was hanging just as low as the clouds. I had no motivation to do anything. I moped through lunch, made Isaac take a nap (that went over like a lead balloon), and sat with a good book for all of ten minutes. Then Nick was awake. He didn't want to play quietly in his room, he wanted to storrm the house looking for who knows what. Of course, the racket woke up Isaac (who is like a bear being abruptly awaken from hibernation) and the moping continues. I laid on the couch and watched movies with them and looked at books with them, but nothing helped. The fog had lifted (of course it's now three o'clock in the afternoon and my mood is set in stone), but the sun was nowhere in sight.
FINALLY, the sun came out. It was after four o'clock, the sun sets at 5pm here. Yeah, I know. What's the point. My mood continued to sour my entire evening. I went to bed hoping for a better day.
This morning I woke up to the sun rising. I could see it rising, pink and happy. Ahhh, a good day is ahead. The sun has been shining in all our windows saying "Hello" and "I love you, Emily". I have been an active participant in life today. It's been so nice. So now all I have to do is figure out how to make the sun shine every day . Maybe a move to Alaska is in order, wait, only for the sunny season, we would have to move back as soon as those no sun days started!
A Not So Perfect Lent
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