Everything Looks Brighter In the Morning

Ah. Today looks better and brighter. Thank you for all your kind emails and words of encouragement yesterday. It helps to know I’m not alone. Doesn’t it always?

Yesterday was a better day, by far. I got nine hours of sleep last night and woke up well rested for the first time in a very long time. The Janester and I have been on our own for seven straight days and it’s been tough.

Last night after I put Jane to bed and fed Mabel, I sat on the back patio by myself. I listened to the mocking birds wind down for the day, watched the sun set and lights across the neighborhood flicker on as people got home from work and dinner. Our house is up on a hill, and looks down on several streets. We’re smack in the middle of a city, and yet, it feels a little bit magical to me. I pulled my coat tight around me and sat in the dim air, enjoying the chill, enjoying the birds. Life is lonely lately. But still beautiful.

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