Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here comes the sun...

What a gray gloomy day!

We've been really spoiled this winter here in North Texas. It's only iced ONCE, and no snow! And, better yet, the temps have stayed in the 60's and 70's during the day, and the sunshine is abundant and bright. It is the perfect training/living weather. Great for everything and everyone. (Well, maybe not for farmers... but I guess I don't always think about that... sorry guys...) For those who don't know, I am not a cold weather fan. The only cold weather state I would ever live in is Colorado, and that is ONLY because, aside from the frigid winter temps, it is the absolute coolest place in the world. And I hear that, despite the cold, they still get plenty of sun - which is an absolute must for me.

I'm one of those that, when the sun goes away for a day, I can get cranky. Take it away for 2 or 3 days, and I start to get lethargic. 4 days to a week - you better watch out! So days like today, especially after a long succession of perfect sunny days, not only catch me off my guard, but also put me into a state of mild mental hibernation. Especially when I'm not feeling so hot, like I have been the past month. I'm currently camped out in my favorite local coffeehouse, trying to absorb the warm lighting and color scheme, and the heat from my tea while I will myself to 1) do my reading for my Faulkner/Hurston class, and 2) get on my bike later... I kind of feel like a little lizard trying to catch some sun on a rock.

I know I'll feel better after the bike because I'll have all those good endorphins (I can never spell that word correctly...) floating around. I'm also looking forward to yoga tonight, because that always does wonders for my spirit (and I get to wear my new Kyodan yoga pants!). And, after that, Lindsay and I are going to catch a late movie. AND... I know the forecast is sun for tomorrow : ) Sure rainy day blues cure.


  1. Sighh, I miss warm weather!!!! Treadmill and trainer training in the basement all winter sucks. I need to move. I hate the cold.

  2. I TOTALLY agree with you about the sun. I hate to admit that my disposition is tied to something completely out of my control...but it is. Have a great night!

  3. I am so so tired of winter. I need decent weather and I need some more sunlight!

  4. Haha, no it isn't. Glad to know there's other college students out there who understand!