it was one of those mornings where i woke up on the wrong side of the bed. i was way grumpy and whiny and even more mad that i was in a bad mood. i headed to the gym - knowing it would help but mostly because it's part of the routine. on my way, though, i totally mixed it up. the sunrise took me by such surprise i couldn't bring myself to arrive at the gym so i kept driving. finally i pulled into a random parking lot so i could watch it without being a hazard on the road. it went from the pretties of all pinks to a light golden color - like the hair of some princess. it was perfect. i was lucky to see it. while watching, there was a christmas hymn playing on the radio - something about mary eating cherries, i think. anyway, it was a really nice touch. i love christmas hymns. i did make it to the gym, and it did help. well, it added to the goodness anyway. when i got home i finally decided to tackle the pile of leaves in my yard. you know how procrastinating a chore can only add to a bad mood, well finally facing it is the best feeling. and it really didn't take that long! when i went inside the house, though, i discovered that despite my great efforts to pick up the dog poop in my yard before raking, i somehow stepped in some. it was nearly enough to return me to my grumpy mood, but then i realized the leaves had stuck to it and protected me from getting any of the poop on my floor before i was able to wipe it all off.
i know - pretty exciting stuff. my point is, when i look back, it was a really good morning.