Today's temperature:Mid 60s F (18 C). Perfect temperature and a beautiful sunny day.
I took this photo while I was out this afternoon. It does not fill me with joy. Don't get me wrong, it is a pretty valley, but it looks like this year round...rocky, green/brown, no seasonal changes...no oranges and reds in Fall, no fluffy white in Winter. The only break from the constancy is a few weeks of wild flowers in Spring, and then back to this for the rest of the year.
Speaking of not being filled with joy, I skipped day 4 "Joy" of the December challenge. I am not feeling the joy. Truth be told, I am feeling pretty prickly lately. In the past week I have: left a slightly snippy comment on Facebook; responded to a political email a family member sent me with a very cranky reply (I did manage to refrain from using the descriptive '@$$h01e' and settled for 'idiot'...both describing the politician, not the relative); managed to really annoy my husband; and I even let a phrase used on the radio get me really cheesed off today.
I think I need to put up the Christmas tree. I've been really dreading it, but I think it's time to just get it done and over with. Maybe accomplishing something will change my mood.
Or maybe getting up and going to the auction tomorrow and coming home with something necessary...if I don't find something to use as a bedside table soon I am going to steal the one from Carey's side of the bed. Mine is missing, after all, because I donated it to his mother's new down-sized space.