Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today's Exercises in Self-Control.
Today, it was so nice and sunny out that I took Yarbo out on an impromptu walk. I LOVE sunny days, especially when they come in January. Actually, I mostly love sunny days in January, because in the summer, I'm not so fond of them.
At any rate.
I was walking along listening to Chris Rice's Untitled Hymn, which I love, when I just started thinking about how lovely a day it was. Suddenly, it felt a little like spring, and I wanted to rush home, open every single window in the house, and start cleaning. However, I had to exercise self-control, because first and formost, I do not think Dave would be happy to come home to find our house 38 degrees. What feels warm and balmy outside would still be very cold inside. Although, I still think having the fresh air inside would be invigorating.
As a side note, Yarbo was having such a good time on our walk, and enjoying the relative warmth, that he kept diving straight into the biggest drifts. We have a kind of weird dog.
Towards the end of our walk, we encountered a HUGE flock of geese across the road. They looked like they were having lots of fun, honking, flapping about, and such.
So, here we are. Lots of self-control and restraint being exercised today. Warm sunny days in the dead of winter always make me feel like this. Lucky for me, I don't have to exercise self-control against tackling the organizing project I had planned for this afternoon.