Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanks to the Sun

The first part of the week was rainy and cold. On Monday we got our first bit of snow. It's rare to have snow in Alabama in November, but we had no accumulation. I'm not sure what we'll do with all this milk and bread.
When I went out to feed the critters, it looked like a snow globe at one time. It was picturesque but I hadn't worn a jacket and I got chilled to the bone. Normally I don't get that cold, but I was still recovering from the bug and the wind out of the northwest cut like a dull scythe.  My joints felt like someone had squirted some epoxi in there while I wasn't looking. 
But today as I stood at the sink waiting for the last gurgle of the coffee pot, I could see the clouds tinctured almost the color of coral. I smiled involuntarily.
I had to work for a while this morning at the school, but as I left for the day, the sun was high and warm.
I unhitched the tailgate of my truck, and sat for a while letting the sun warm my face and bake my aching knees. 
This evening I still couldn't run a marathon, but the joints feel better, thanks to the sun.


  1. I got a chance to sit out and soak up some sun today. Felt so good on this old body. I don't think we're going to see the sun for a few days and I'm going to miss him.

  2. Oh yes, nothing like the son baking those achy creaky bones and joints! I feel like an old dog roasting in sun!

  3. There's nothing like the warm sun for those achey, creaking joints! And I have plenty of them, so I should know. You painted a pretty picture, which is why I love to come here.

  4. Glad you are getting better!! Keep warm and yay for the sun! Take care

  5. Glad to hear you are feeling much better. Amazing how a little sun helps. We are cloud covered and have been that way for days. I wish a few of those rays would find their way here to Illinois.

  6. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Snow in Alabama .... sounds like a song title to me.


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