Needless to say, it's made us all a little cranky. This morning was no different. Claire, Evelyn and I sat at the dining room table in the dark, still puffy-eyed and groggy as we ate. I nursed my crabbiness, wondering why I couldn't sleep in once in a while. Before I had time to pout more, I looked out the window.
After eating, we lazed around, laughed and played when the mood struck. We observed the birds twitting about and the cats unsuccessfully stalking them. I turned on some music and Jack came down to dance with the kids. It wasn't long before we were cheerful and refreshed enough to start on our chores and the day's home improvement projects.
Sometimes, all I need is a gentle reminder how incredibly blessed I am. The dismal cloud hanging over me evaporated and I felt nothing but happy, thanks to the enchanting morning displayed right outside.