I do appreciate the sun and have a touch of seasonal affective disorder. When we built out house, the first thing I wanted to know was the orientation. Our main living areas face the east and southeast so we get the morning sunshine if there is any to be had. The great room wall toward the deck is primarily windows and double doors.
Our Lucy is also fond of sunshine and seems even more so as she ages. It must feel good on her old, arthritic bones. (I know it does on mine.) She seeks out areas of sun puddles when the sun is shining even in summer. She loves to lie on the hot deck when it is warm. She snoozes on her bed with one of her pillows as the sun shines upon her. If the sun has moved by the time she awakens, she gets up and moves to find another sunny spot.
Lucy seems to be sleeping more and is slower to get up and moving. But the leg is the same and she does not appear to have any pain. She is eating and drinking well and is able to walk reasonably well once she gets started.
I love the tiny spot of sunshine on her nose
Our granddaughter has been introduced to a new food. She might live in the Midwest and she might have been born there, but she is a real daughter of the South. She recently had first hushpuppy. Quickly followed by her second, third, and fourth. She crammed them in her mouth with gusto. Fortunately, she loved the smoked turkey that followed so she gave up on the hushpuppies without much fuss. But she clearly thought those hushpuppies were among the best things she had ever eaten and she has a broad taste in foods.
Proof that toddlers can focus. Nothing comes between Violet and her hushpuppy.
I do hope you are having some sunshine (and perhaps hushpuppies) in your life. Isn't it wonderful to notice the lengthening of the daylight hours? And it will only get better from here.
Today's quote is from William Cullen Bryant:
"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds
And swells the leaves within."
And a quote from Winston Churchill, simply because I like it:
"The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman."
While I am certain our Violet will be educated, I doubt very seriously if she will have a southern accent. Neither of her parents do.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE