Thursday, February 15, 2018

Good to see the sun again

I think I'm SAD. That's the acronym for Sun Affected Disorder. The sun has been scarce for over a week and it took a toll on me.

When I saw on the weather last night that it would be in the mid-seventies today, I was excited. But this morning was dreary with clouds as thick as dirty muslin curtains. 

By lunch, I was contemplating falling on a fork or maybe jabbing a knitting needle through my eye, when out the back windows I saw a flicker of hope.

It only lasted a second, but I stepped out on the back deck to get a closer look. Off to the west, I saw a patch of blue sky. It slowly made its way eastward and for another brief moment, we had sunlight. My spirits soared.

Jilda had to work this afternoon and I had several errands. By the time I reached the next town, the sun was out.

I leaned closer to my steering wheel to get a better view of the sky. I was so close, my chest tooted the horn.

After my errands, I ran by Lavish Coffee and ordered a hot cafe mocha. Once back in the truck, I decided to drive up to the Smith Dam to check on my fishing spot. It's been too long since I've been fly fishing up there. 

I had the place to myself so I walked down to the water's edge and stood for a long while. The sun on my face felt like toasted heaven. 

Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a few pictures. As I walked back to the truck, I began thinking about when I could get back on the water. Monday is supposed to be nice so I think that's the day.

When I cranked my truck and wheeled back onto the dam road (I couldn't resist) I smiled to myself. 

It was good to see the sun again.


  1. Here comes the sun! Now you've got an ear worm in my head, but it's all right.

  2. ... lil' darling. (Giggle, Joeh.) Enjoy your day!

  3. You are my sunshine♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪My only sunshine♥ ♥ ♥YOu make me happy ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ When skies are grey¸¸.•*¨*•
    I had to join in!!!

    1. I had to write...My mom just passed a month ago and I was feeling blue and here is a song she sang to her granddaughter and she was singing this in the dining area the day she passed away. It just hit me but I feel like my mom is saying hello

    2. That is a coincidence. We sang this song at a funeral once. It was for the mother of a friend. It's a happy song and we thought it would be easy to sing, but it turns out it was difficult. It's so poignant.

  4. Skies can be grey but you have! We are at 35F I think. It is nice seeing blue skies though and soon it will be too hot:)

  5. I am ready for some fair weather myself. I think it must be age. I worry about falling.

  6. I hope that the sun comes out for a good stretch to cheer your spirit. Plants that don't get the sun grow weak and pale and just die. We need sun too of we feel droopy.

    It looks like spring here this week but all of a sudden the sky got cloudy. Snow is melting and February is shrinking.

    Put that fork away when the sun is
    Hugs, Julia

  7. I do suffer from SAD. I have been diagnosed with a vitamin D defecency. EEEK! I love the sun but until today, I have not seen it. Its in the 80s today here and Im ready to take a walk!


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