Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Walking in the Sunshine

I don't hate winter. In fact, I love hot chocolate and find snow magical. I don't even mind the cold. ...but, I am definitely looking forward to more sunlight. Sunset was finally at exactly 5:30 here today. This might not get you excited, but I have been patiently waiting. It means I can take a 20-30 minute walk right after getting off from work at 5. I feel safe walking around during the day. I can walk to the store, for example, and be back before dusk. There's a Target one block away and a grocery store just a couple of blocks down the road. If I felt like having fresh bread with that evening's dinner, I could actually pick up a loaf or baguette. Also, I could stroll through the neighborhood. I love to walk for exercise. I feel more energized when the sun has yet to set, that the day is still young.

Soon it will be lighter later and I could do more. I could walk to the salon and indulge in a manicure or pedicure. I could select a bottle of wine at the liquor store. Both establishments are about three blocks away from my apartment community. As I don't have a car at the moment and I am fiercely independent that I don't relish asking for a ride, this is a bit more freedom. I don't only have to go shopping or run out for errands exclusively on my days off. It's the little things in life...

Spring is my favorite season with its flowers, mild temperatures, and my birthday. Spring starts on March 20th this year. I can hardly wait...

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