I was either snapping pictures, watching them play, drawing with them or reading. The sun was so warm and it felt so strange and out of place among the dead grass and trees, among the piles of leaves still in our yard. It may have felt out of place, but it was welcome. For once we didn’t have to bundle up in our outdoor gear to venture outdoors only to still be cold. No, we sat freely, feeling that sun through the light long sleeve shirts we wore. We were out there for hours. I kept telling myself I needed to go back inside, to start tackling my cleaning to-do list because it needed to get done and I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t pull my boys away from the freedom of drawing on the driveway or running as fast as they could through the yard. I couldn’t pull myself away from the warmth and relaxation.
I may have had a busy night catching up on all the cleaning I had to do, but It was so completely worth it.
Have you had a warm day during winter this year? Do you ever just set aside whatever needs to get done because the sun just beckons you outside?