Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Maybe it’s the sun


Yesterday I was dejected as I watched the snow fall. Everything seemed overwhelming and sad and hopeless. I didn’t brush the dog. I didn’t work on a painting. I didn’t cook much of anything.

The pictures I took of snow falling only made me feel worse.

But this early morning, sitting on the sofa in the dark (because Katie wanted me up and I always do what Katie wants) I watched a couple of videos of a water color artist doing loose, flowing flowers and whimsical birds. She was already making me feel better when I noticed it was growing light outside.

And the light was golden.

And there was light.

And the sky was blue and filled with puffy navy and white clouds and the birch trees glowed. And Katie and I went out to take a picture and revel in the fresh air.

I need a grooming appointment, mother! But I’m still happy to be home with you!

And we didn’t mind that there was ice on the deck and tiny bits of snow in the grass. We were happy to be out there, content to be safe at home, and oh so grateful for the sun.

Content to sit in a patch of sunshine.

We hope you have a contented day too.

Happy smells blowing in the wind.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

28 thoughts on “Maybe it’s the sun

  1. With the light of the morning, comes hope.


  2. Oh, lovely! And as far as I’m concerned, any day I see a picture of Katie is a good day for me.


  3. The sun makes all the difference, doesn’t it? Yesterday we were out walking but it was blustery. The snow came and went. Today, it’s still windy the lakes till has whitecaps, but the sun is shining. Make it a great day! Stay safe and well. Peace.


    • We had another warm sunny day and I felt much better out on my walk! Of course the rest of the week it’s supposed to be cold and windy again. But as long as I get days of sun in there I’m good at this time of year.

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  4. Katie wants to know where Timmy is.


  5. Hi, Dawn – The sun really does make a difference. As does seeing gorgeous photos of Katie.
    Warm hugs to you.


  6. I’m glad you had sunshine today, Dawn! xxxooo


  7. We had LOTS of sunshine today, too, and I felt my mood improve exponentially! Of course, we’re going to pay for it with THREE chances for snow next week, but I can always hope they’re wrong. I’m a bit surprised Katie let you take a picture of her before the grooming — you must have had to hand out lots of cookies for that, ha!


  8. Sun makes everything a bit better!


  9. I totally understand the gloom and sad feelings as they hit my too. But am thankful the fresh air, the sun helped in healing and your BEAUTIFUL Katie! This makes me smile, love your photos and am glad you feel better. Good to watch videos on crafts, so inspiring!! ❤️


  10. Sun Helps everything feel better! I ordered yarn from Jimmy Beans in Reno Nevada and I was pleased it arrived in about three days. Yesterday I ordered from a place in Kentucky Yarn and company…I was looking for a specific yarn Scheepjes River Washed and Stone Washed.
    I belong to Annie’s Design group on Facebook and get lots of great ideas there!


  11. Not sure if my comment went through. Sun helps everything feel better.
    Yarn I ordered and it came in three days! I was impressed. Yesterday I ordered form Yarn Addicted and Co I was looking for a specific yarn Scheepjes River washed and Stine washed. The last one is a small company in Kentuicky. Best of luck with your projects! I belong to Annie’s Design group on facebook and get lots of ideas there:)


    • I think the first couple times you comment here it goes into moderation for me to approve, after that you’ll be able to comment without that step. And I don’t always notice the moderation queue has something in I’m not very prompt. Thank you for the recommendations for yarn. I’ll go look in a bit!


  12. In recent months, I’ve become hyper aware that sunny mornings fill me with energy and gray overcast mornings often send me back to bed. So you are not alone in this. Water color painting might be the equivalent of the colors of a sunny day.


    • That’s very possible. Today we have grey skies and 50 mph wind gusts. Took Katie out to do her business and a wind gust virtually knocked her over. Working on little birds in paintings at the moment, might move on to some more flowers. Or something else entirely. Have been watching a woman do tutorials of ‘loose’ watercolor painting…and realize this is my thing, loose and easy and maybe pretty when you’re done. I have had my first ‘failure’ which is a purple painting of what was meant to be impressionistic lilac. Oooooh, purple….I should send it to you…but it’s not really my best or even particularly good. I should find you a purple painting that I’m more proud of.


  13. The sun is shining here today and I’m feeling good about life. I am contented to be at home, healthy, and with a sense of purpose in my day. That is, commenting on other people’s blogs!


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