If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times.
I love the Pacific Northwest.
Everything about it.
I’m not a rain hater. In fact, I love the rain, don’t groan when it’s in the forecast, appreciate the clean smell that accompanies it and live for the awesome and amazing sleep while it occurs.
Yet, I cannot deny how glorious the sun is and what it does for me.
Regardless of what else is going on, the sun makes me happy.
It’s a hectic and busy time at work. Board and Committee meetings are next week and that always creates chaos on the Executive floor. For reasons that are not clear to me, the 4Q Board Meeting seems to tweak the execs out just a little more than 1, 2 or 3. The Executive Assistants can’t explain it to me, I’ve asked. They just know it as fact.
On Monday and Tuesday I cringed every time I heard voices full of tension spit out seemingly urgent directives to the assistants. The assistants work hard and while they are appreciated, that appreciation seems lost when Board Meetings are around the corner.
Today I failed to notice the tension in voices around me. My research and writing responsibilities were done and my presentations complete. The sun was out.
On Monday and Tuesday my mood was low as the confusion, frustration and sorrow of missing B lingered. Nothing drastic, no urgent need to throw up, no uncontrollable tears, just an unyielding sadness.
Today, while B flipped across my consciousness as I wrote these words, that is all his memory did; flip across my consciousness. The sun was out.
It’s cold here. Last night was freakishly cold. My nose felt icy while I lay in bed (because I insist on sleeping with my windows open). While I’m not a rain hater, I am a cold hater of sorts (if I’m not in bed under covers). Cold is much easier to take, and even appreciate, when it is accompanied by the sun. Today’s high was 48, or something silly like that, but the sun was out so Mother Nature was forgiven.
The sun is glorious. I am one of her biggest fans.
Today was a great day!
In other Sun-worthy news . . . .
Today will be Jennifer’s last “Thirty Days on Oahu” blog post. It’s been an incredible month of fabulous writing and breathtakingly beautiful pictures of flowers, trees, the ocean, the sunset, the sunrise, food and more! I have loved it all. Like the sun, her daily posts have made me happy. Can the glorious sun and its effects be transferred through words and photographs? Yes, I think it most certainly can. Thank you Jennifer!! 🙂
It’s supposed to be even sunnier tomorrow . . . I can hardly wait!