I woke up this morning to something that I've needed for a while and was starting to wonder if I would ever see again; sunshine. It really hasn't been a bad winter, but I was getting to the point where I was feeling the familiar winter blues. It was easier to deal with when I lived in an area that had snow. Winters may have been cold and crisp, but the snow was bright and the sun did shine. Here on the Oregon Coast we can go for weeks with just gray skies and rain.
It hasn't helped that Ken's work schedule has been erratic for the last month or so. I'm such a creature of habit and I feel lost and out of sorts when things get shaken up a bit. I still haven't gotten a grip on how to be quietly productive when he's sleeping and how to not feel bad about leaving the house when he's up and awake and I can have a few moments to visit with him. After all, I wouldn't have married the boy if I didn't like to be with him. That's the point isn't it? To be together? Still, I shouldn't whine. I'm grateful for the work and it's only a temporary situation.
It's taking me a while to get used to my new life of working from home. I've noticed that if I'm not careful, I can go for days without leaving the house and that's not always a good thing. It was good to just get out and turn my face to the sun, soak in all those beautiful rays and look around at the signs of spring that are popping up here and there at Rosehaven...
Funny how a day with some sunshine and fresh air can charge your batteries, change your outlook and make you feel like you're ready to get back to transforming your life. Such a simple, free solution to the winter blahs. I think I need to add "Step Outside and Reconnect" to my daily schedule. A good reminder to all of us!