When my alarm went off at 6:30 this morning I growled, then rolled over and turned it off. Then I remembered that tomorrow is Saturday and I wouldn't need an alarm. My day suddenly got better. It was easier to roll myself out of bed and make the bed I just left.
After the bed was made I noticed the room was a little lighter than it usually is. When I looked out of the east-facing windows of my two story house I observed the sky had the tiniest little pink tinge to it. Daylight! I hadn't seen it at that time of day for months. By the time I got out of the shower it was almost light enough to pick out my socks without turning on a light.
The downstairs kitchen windows face east, too, but it wasn't until after I finished breakfast that the sun made it over the two-story house behind us and brightened up the room. It was so nice to be able to do the rest of my morning activities in the natural light.
This evening Hubby Tony and I had dinner shortly after he got home at 5:00. Today, for the first night in a long time, we could eat without turning on the overhead light. (By the time we were finished, though, we were sitting in a darkened room, but we didn't let that bother us.)
The longer day makes sense. Groundhog Day, the exact halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. was last weekend. So now we're incrementally more than halfway through winter. Things will be looking brighter and brighter.
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