A few thoughts on sunshine

Plant in sunshine

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.

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2 thoughts on “A few thoughts on sunshine

  1. I had one of those days today as well. But after the full-on-ness of half term I cut myself some slack. Tomorrow I shall be stricter… Hope you assignment went well. I have been trying to do an assignment for weeks, honestly, I’m hopeless. Have a good half term. CJ xx

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