*shhhh* if we’re all very very very quiet maybe Monday will not see us.
Try to get small and inconsequential.
Today’s weather update, Boy and Girl, is currently 29 degrees and our high will be …. wait for it … 29 degrees with winds of 19-23 mph. Maybe if I stand at one end of the yard with an open bag the leaves will blow themselves into it? And I’m on the fence about a run. I don’t have any training plans right now so there’s less motivation if the weather isn’t nice. Maybe later today I will dig around the back of my closet and see if I can find my Mojo. It’s got to be around here somewhere, and it’s apparently not in the three cups of coffee I’ve brewed at The Shrine so far today.
Meanwhile, one of my progeny is currently walking to the train in Chitown where it’s zero with a -18 feel like temp. So there, whiny Terri.
Actually it’s pretty out – a ridge of grey clouds edged with white are lined catty-corner along the sky behind the trees across the cove. The trees are tinged golden from the sun rising behind me, all the colors warm and soft.
As a girl I read The Secret Garden at least a half dozen times. Every week we had Library time. It was my favorite part of the week. Once I was in the school library looking for the book, but I could not remember the title (I guess it was a Secret?). I knew about where it was located on the shelves so I just started at one end and looked at every book spine, knowing I’d recognize it when I saw it. The librarian came over, “Do you need some help?”
“Yes, I’m looking for a book.”
“Do you know which book?”
“What’s the title?”
“I don’t know.”
I could sense her skepticism, but just then I saw it.
“There it is!” I grabbed the book from the shelf.
I could feel her watch me walking off, and I may have only been in 3rd grade, but I know suspicion when it runs up my spine.
Anyway, if you have read the Secret Garden you know that a robin is one of the main characters. I’ve loved robins ever since, although I don’t remember seeing one until I was an adult. Surely there are robins in Phoenix? Oh, well.
So today’s start was auspicious with the appearance of the robin when I randomly went outside to take a picture of the horizon for this rambling, nonsensical post.