It was tough getting out of bed this morning. Yesterday, I had been here in the office* all day with a quick dash home for dinner and then here again until late last night.
At first, I thought that was why I woke with a skull rocking headache. Ah no, that was not the cause. Nor was the source a deficiency of coffee or water. Nope.
As I came in from giving the dogs a big, wild outing up and down the hills of the farm you can see in the video (although rest assured, this morning it looked nothing like that blue sky summer day— nay, it is veritably Puritan in its palette of grays, whites and black) and I was walking up the three flights of stairs to this, my beloved office space, I knew in a flash what was going on.
It was a BIG storm headache.**
I am not someone who gets headaches (sending blessings to the sky as I type that) EXCEPT for one very particular time: when a really big storm is approaching. And by really big — I mean evacuation of the beach, people are taping their windows and the grocery store shelves are emptied of soup cans.
Alas, knowing the cause has not in any way alleviated the pain or pressure that makes me want to stick my head into a vat of ice water —- yet another example of knowledge as booby prize — but it does help to plan for the storm.
In other happier, less head-pounding updates, on our midday outing down by the river I found the heart stone above.
And you know what I am going to remember most about this day?
The dark, heavy, low-pressure clouds pressing on my temples like a vice?
Um, no. The moment the pain is gone– so will the memory of it. What I will remember is where I was when I found this stone and how it made me feel: happy.
*yes, again I am breaking my cardinal rule of never blogging from the office — oh well . . NaBLAH BLOMe will not be denied . ..
**YES. some people have televisions and radios and learn all about things like WEATHER happenings — and then some people, especially people with time and geography challenges, prefer to live by the stars, the moon and their sensitive constitutions to know what kind of clothes to wear on any given day.