The Monday morning after the daylight savings time switch is always the worst. You have not adjusted to losing that hour and to make it worse, it's still dark outside when it is usually light. It just feels like a Monday and I need coffee. Perhaps if I think of some good things that happened this weekend or will happen this week I can get through this discombobulated morning.
Even though it's dark early, the fact that it will stay light later is a good thing. I can start to walk later in the evening if I choose and the days just feel longer.
We had a fairly quiet weekend, which was a nice change. Melissa is home for a few days before she leaves for her spring break trip to Las Vegas and we love having her here. Her boyfriend came for dinner last night and it was nice to cook a good meal and relax over a few glasses of wine on a Sunday night.
When I look at the weather forecast for this week it makes me very happy. Every day is in the 40's and there is even a day midweek, in the 50's. That is remarkable, since we have barely made it out of the 20's since January. Finally, all our snow will melt away and we will see some grass again.
Later in the week, I plan on having a pedicure to get ready for my upcoming trip to Florida. The thought of wearing flip flops and sandals seemed so far away, but here it is and I look forward to sitting in that massage chair once again and coming away with pretty toes.
I started to read a new mystery series and that makes me happy too. The Aimee Leduc series by Cara Black is set in different areas of Paris and is intelligent, gritty and fast paced, with a well written, strong female character. I will be working my way through the older books until I reach her newest book, recently published. There is nothing like discovering and immersing yourself in a book series, if you are a avid reader like I am.
There is much to be happy about on this Monday morning after all. I will pour another cup of coffee, enjoy the early morning quiet and look forward to a great day.