Monday, January 30, 2006

Hard Day

I had a hard day today. I won't bore you with the details but parts of my day really, really, really, really, really sucked. But, people have far worse problems, so I'll just get over it.

As soon as the work day was over I went out to get some sunshine. Blissfully, we had a beautiful day with lots of sun. Even at 5 p.m. it was still nice to be outside.

I went to Sand Hills to walk the trail. I've never done it in January because normally it would be far too cold. I walked it today without even a jacket - only a sweatshirt. It was probably 5:15 or so when I arrived, so that's pretty amazing for that time of day.

Needless to say, the trails look much different with no leaves on the trees. But there are also some vistas you wouldn't get any other time of the year so I'm glad I got to see them.

There was very little green to be found in the landscape. This lichen was about all I could locate. There were a couple of evergreen trees that still resembled some shade of green, but they were approaching a dark beige.

Kansas can be a depressing place in winter. But, I'm so thankful today was sunny, even at the end of the day. I needed some sun. I just drove for awhile, to stay out in the sunshine as long as there was some. Even the sunset was nice - not stunning - but nice.

I got to have lunch with Leah today so that was nice. I always love seeing her.