And then the clouds opened up and sent snow to make December feel more like the winter wonderland that it should be here in MD, anyway.
Oh, today. I needed today and it came along, unplanned, to lift my spirits and clear away the cobwebs in the carefree part of my mind.
I woke up and checked for snow. When I didn't see any, I got up and got ready to go to the new climbing gym that I'm trying out. Just when I began my drive, the flakes began to fall. By the time I got to the gym, a fresh layer of fluffy, white snow was on the ground. The drive became slightly dangerous toward the very end but, I made it there and stood outside of my car for a few minutes, taking it all in. Something about snow makes the world seem much more quiet.
The climbing gym turned out to be just what I had hoped it would be. I desperately need to get back in shape but, I definitely think I'll be spending some time there. After a few hours, I braved the roads once more and my warm, dry apartment felt extra cozy when I made it home and curled up with a cup of tea and watched some TV surrounded by sleeping kitties, of course.
The rest of the day has been spent looking over some pages, rather lazily, and being distracted by my 3rd time watching all of Buffy, consecutively.
While I have been feeling pretty okay lately, today was the first time in a while that I've felt so peaceful and calm. It was really time for that.