has been good. After prodding Barrett to get up at 7am, I dozed until 9:15. I had dreams about my apartment flooding, wasps taking over my house, and a white bumpy patch on my arm turning out to be the bubonic plague. Since when did my dreams make the turn to Biblical disasters?! I awoke for good to the sound of Colin trying to lift the bedroom blinds up with his paw to take a peek outside. After heating up coffee and reading the paper, I took a shower, got dressed, and ran through my list of errands. That done, I took a book, a glass of wine, and sat outside in the warm, incredibly cloudy day, and read for three hours straight. In between chapters, I listened to the flickers,the Anna’s hummingbirds, and the Stellar’s jays sing their various songs, while I drank in the scent of the lilac bush nearby. At times, it sprinkled, and my bare feet shone with the wetness as I wiggled my toes. I stared at the two foot tall grass in our backyard giving way to seed (our lawnmower has been in the shop for over 3 weeks now) and marveled at how beautiful grass seed stalks are. I sat outside on a day I would normally be inside and was grateful that I was witnessing spring in all its silent glory.