I had big plans for yesterday morning - things to catch up on, maybe even get ahead. I certainly got up early enough, but before I knew it, it was time to leave for work, and nothing I had planned to do was done!
Does anyone else ever get the feeling that someone is playing tricks on them by moving the hands on the clocks up a couple of hours?
Granted, I took time to snap some pictures of the buds on the fruit tree outside the middle school, and of the critters on our walk, and some new yellow blooms on an ugly-as-sin bush near the curve, and a couple of yellow flowers hiding under the winter grass, but still...it was a beautiful day (and today is,too) and I think on days like this you have to slow down a little to focus on and appreciate the little details.
Today, I'm especially appreciating the fact that my sister's angels surrounded her yesterday when a dumptruck broadsided her little car. Every day you read of people being killed in accidents like that, yet she was able to crawl out the passenger door, and tests today confirmed there's nothing broken, just a lot (a LOT) of sore muscles.
And I'm appreciating the fact that I had another day with my old puppy Charly...we're down to the "taking it a day at a time" time with him. But today, he ate with gusto and ran ahead of Max into the woods on our walk this morning (granted, Max was walking, but STILL...Charly RAN!)
Right now I'm catching my breath (and savoring another cup of coffee) before I get swept up in the weekend - I'll be off in a minute to the grocery store to stock up for a full house: both Tommy and Daniel will be here tonight. Tom and Tommy are heading out bright and early to buy Tommy a car. Tonight I'm looking forward to hanging out with them, probably watching a funny (silly) movie. Tomorrow, I'll be filling out FAFSA forms, keeping my fingers crossed that Kendall's and Daniel's financial aid packages include more scholarships and grants than loans.
Here are yesterday's distractions...Spring is around the corner, for sure!