It’s 9:47 on Sunday morning and I’m just getting my first cup of coffee

Posted: 12/30/2012 in Uncategorized

which means the dog let me sleep until 9:10 or so. Apparently, his English is getting better.

First off, we head downstairs and I open the door for him to go out.

And there is this streak of bright red missile that goes rushing right across my whole line of view. So fast!

Such a brazen flash of color against all the snow & glare. A cardinal.

I don’t really know why, but I have always thought of cardinals as good luck. (Unless they’re from St. Louis)

They don’t really migrate at all, and stay closer to the ground, preferring shrubs & bushes as landing places. I respect a bird that’s willing to push through a Winter on wit & skill. They’re sturdy. And then there’s the whole bright red thing. Explain to me how anything that stands out so brightly in nature shouldn’t have been picked off by cats long before now. Yet, they’re still here. And they fly like fast little missiles shooting across the yard.

When I see a cardinal cross my path like that, I immediately feel like something good is about to happen.

I went into the pantry and pulled out some semi-stale trail mix ingredients, mixed them into a little bowl and then scattered them on a few snowless rocks in the yard. Something good should happen for the birds today too.

The stiffness in my back from Wednesday has lessened a bit.

Last night I went out and bought about a weeks worth of new running clothes. (Target & Old Navy, so not as expensive as it sounds) Making yoga a priority several days a week in addition to bootcamp & running, means more laundry, less time to do it. So I have a few new pairs of running pants, and a new, warm track jacket. I also picked up some things for a little project to work on – something good. Doing something good with my hands makes me happy.

There are some funds in the iTunes account to add inspiration to the iPod.

The snow has mostly melted off the sidewalks, so I probably won’t need my Yaktrax.

And that cardinal brought with it the first bits of sunshine and blue sky we’ve had in days.

Hello Sunday, I think we’re going to have a good day.

  1. Jene says:

    Sounds like a lovely start to the morning. Hope your day exceeded expectations 🙂


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