Walkin’ on sunshine

It’s been a crazy, hectic couple of weeks.

Went back to work after 10 days of vacation, most of which was spent dealing with the flu.

Finally mustered the energy to de-Christmas the house, putting the tree, lights and tinsel away on Thursday.

Made it through yesterday and was very happy just to stay home last night and listen to the rain fall.


All that changed today — why?

The sun’s shining!

I know, it probably doesn’t seem like much to those of you who see the sun all the time but here in Michigan, where January days = cloud cover, this is a big deal.

Everything is brighter.Β  Old dog is happier. Hubbs is humming.

I’m walking on sunshine, oh yeah, and it’s starting to feel good!

“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.” –Β Anne Bronte

What’s it like in your part of the world today?

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  1. Very,. very foggy….especially over the water. No photo ops today! But it’s supposed to be in the low 70’s, so we’ll take it! Have a good weekend, MJ! Enjoy your sunshine!

    • wowza, 70s! We had fog yesterday and a high of 57 today … but a cold front tonight takes us back to the 30s tomorrow … crazy weather. Frankie is snoring in the sunshine at present πŸ™‚ MJ

  2. We’ve got 16 degrees and blazing sunshine after a couple of days of rain, mist, fog and GRAY skies! I’m feeling much like you. Glad you’re feeling better and putting the flu bug behind you.

  3. Rain, fog, about 66 degrees and flash flood warning. Enjoy your sunshine!

  4. 72 degrees and foggy. It isn’t raining but the air is so moist, it feels thick to breathe. It will all change soon. A cold front is moving in tonight…

  5. Beautiful, sunny and 80 degrees πŸ˜€

  6. Sunny and warm. I am heading out now for a walk.

  7. Clear, cold, and crisp! Just below freezing and the sun it out. A rare thing for us here in western WA, as well. Dealing with a hellacious cold though.

  8. Oh I so completely understand this! Both from having lived in Midland, MI, for three years…lovely community, but the winters were gray! And now, living many months each year in a rainforest…well, let’s just say no sunshine is taken for granted! I’m always amazed at how the simple addition of sunshine makes such a difference! And it is truly one of those miracles we take for granted when we have it. I can’t say I thought that much about it when we lived in Colorado. And although Colorado has a winter season and sometimes lots of snow, there is also a lot of sunshine, even in the winter. Here I need massive amounts of Vitamin D! But nothing does the trick like the good ole sun! ~ Sheila

    • I took it for granted, too, having grown up in the sunniest part of Canada (SK). Even though the winter temps there are -something most of the time, it’s most often very sunny. Texas was as well … moving to MI was a shock to my system. I wish I could handle indoor tanning but I’m allergic and it’s bad for me .. so, like a lizard, I gravitate to the sunny spots in winter πŸ™‚

      Cheers! MJ

      • Yes, I sometimes describe myself as a lizard. I don’t care for indoor tanning. If I’m going to invite wrinkles, I prefer to do it when there’s a view to enjoy as well! Love beaches! But in a pinch, I’ll take a warm spot by a window on a sunshiney day, or a spot near a fireplace. But my preference is a beach, with a margarita nearby πŸ™‚ – Sheila

      • I used to in my 20s but I got smarter … and yes, always the one finding the sunny spot, just like Frankie the dog. We both like to sit near a window and enjoy the sunbeams πŸ™‚ MJ

      • Oh, curling up with the dog makes it perfect! S

  9. PS…so glad you’re on the mend! Tough to be sick at Christmas! ~ S

  10. windy, cold and overcast here in Iowa as well…but wife and I had the most serendipitous time this morning…hanging out @ the coffee house and having several random conversations with people we normally don’t see…after that, we went next door to the antique mall where I bought myself an early birthday present..a cute little antique hand crank coffee grinder. Thanks for asking. DM

  11. I always feel better when the sun is shining. Sorry to hear you’ve been sick. It’s been a wild couple of weeks for me, as well–but here it’s raining–a lot! Yuck.

  12. There’s almost a foot of snow in the yard, the sun is shining, and the high today is 14ΒΊF. When I woke up this morning it was 4ΒΊF.
    I’m ready for winter to be over.

    • see and we went from 55 to 32 o 20 and snow today … it’s winter! The snow this morning is very pretty but wet … I have a feeling the commute will be adventurous today.

      Take care BobG!

  13. It’s been over a week since we’ve seen the sun. Tell me, does it still make your eyes water if you look at it? Oh, how I miss the sun. Sorry you had the flu, MJ. I’m still in recovery mode, and I finally put up the decorations late last week, too.

    • It lasted nearly the afternoon and was glorious. Sunday was grey and it snowed overnight – very pretty .. but kinda glooomy again. *Sigh!
      I hope you are feeling better with every passing day and taking your time πŸ™‚

      Hugs to you sweet friend

  14. Today was our warm day, upper 60s, and then the rain came. I got outside to enjoy the morning sun.

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