How my spirit was lifted by sunshine and a bottle of Rolling Rock.

It seems ironic to me that it was almost a month ago to the day that I wrote about melting snow and practicing a dressage movement with Sebastian.

I had no idea that I was on the cusp of a month that would break the area record for the most inches of snowfall EVER in a month (yes, that includes “normal” winter months) and would have some of the coldest days we’ve experienced in any April.

I’ve lost a month of schooling and haven’t seen Sebastian in a while (woe is the Adult Amateur who must balance “real” life with that girlhood passion for horses she never outgrew).   From what I understand, however, he is greatly enjoying his pasture time, eating hay and kicking up his heels in the snow.  I’m pretty sure he dosen’t mind the fact that we’ve not schooled in a while and I’m optimistic that this break is good for his mind, body, and soul.

The two of us will be getting back to work soon enough, but today I had to catch up on other things.  As I pulled out of the grocery store this afternoon, sunglasses on and the window rolled down, I passed the liquor store and knew what would make this hectic day complete.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh…

I’m sitting now on my back porch, leaned back with eyes closed, sun on my face and a bottle in my hand.  There is still snow all around me, but I can hear it melting again and the steady dripping is lulling me to sleep.

In a few days, this month will be behind me and I’ll be able to move forward into the summer.  For now, I sit and smile and enjoy the sun.

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4 responses to “How my spirit was lifted by sunshine and a bottle of Rolling Rock.

  1. I got to go on a brief motorcycle ride today wearing what amounts to a t-shirt for a top. Hands out in the breeze, face tilted to the sun and wind through my hair. That’s what lifted my spirits today. 🙂

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