I got up this morning with a spring in my step.
The sun was shining.
I took the kids to nursery. The houses looked beautiful. Rays of early morning winter sunshine made the streets golden. I stopped to photograph some window boxes on my way home.
Life was good.
Friday is my “day off.” The day when the kids are out, but I’m at home. A day to catch up on homework for my course, emails, blog stuff. Time to take photos. Drink tea. Watch the chickens from the window.
La la la la la. I pottered about the house, drinking my first cup of tea, looking at the sunlight on the vase of flowers on the landing.
I went outside to photograph the magnolia.
La la la la. It’s sunny, I can do anything I want with the day.
I set up my camera on the tripod to take a photo of myself reading for my February book post. The sun was starting to disappear behind the clouds.
I worked more quickly, keen to get a photo before the sunlight disappeared. The camera wouldn’t go onto the tripod. I had to go upstairs to get a different lens. I tried to set the shot up. The rug looked weird in the frame. The wires for the router wouldn’t stay hidden.
Quick, quick, quick, jump on the sofa, grab a book, set the timer. Snap.
Good god! I look so old! I look so jowly! I look so tired. No, no, no, no, this won’t do at all. I won’t take a photo of myself today, I am too exhausted and odd-looking today.
What shall I do instead? I gazed out of the window. The sun had completely vanished behind the clouds.
I made another cup of tea. I felt grumpy. The house felt cold.
I turned on the lights.
I turned on the heating.
I tried to write a blog post. It was boring; who wants to know what pictures I have on my walls?
I thought it was really time to settle down to work on my assignment for my garden design course.
I couldn’t quite be bothered.
I faffed around on Etsy looking for a nice poster to go on the wall above the sofa. Nothing was perfect.
I felt more grumpy. I made some more tea. I looked out of the window.
The clouds have completely covered the sky. There’s no blue left. The sun is MIA.
I made another cup of tea. I sat down and wrote this on the sofa.
I’m going to do my work for my assignment now. Honest.