with the moon setting to the west & the sun rising to the east,
this morning was for a peaceful, easy drive.
bentley was to be at the groomer, across town, by 8 a.m. & so, like on every other six week appointment deadline, we set out on our twenty minute drive to make that happen.
some of these early mornings are more difficult that others,
(w/ the occasional chasing around the house, the coercing her into the car w/ treats & greenies, her shaking the entire way until i finally give in & put the window down…even when it’s thirty degrees outside)
this morning was not one of them.
this morning was for gorgeous landscapes, bright, warm sunshine, & a very tolerable furball sitting somewhat calmly in the passenger seat by my side.
anticipation: ever since the middle of june, my mind has slowly started shifting from summer mode to school mode.
summer is supposed to be a time to regroup, relax and rejuvenate the mind and body. but my mind has already started the natural shift to grad school jitters. the other night i had a nightmare that i forgot to write a paper and forgot to study for a history test (i’m not even enrolled in a history class!). i woke up in a panic the next morning.
i’m not the type of person that can relax very easily. this has been a little issue when i tell my dad i’ll ‘watch’ the closer with him. ”are you ready yet, brooke?”.. “just go ahead, i’m listening!”…
you will rarely find me sitting on a couch for longer than an hour..and if i am sitting on the couch for longer than an hour, i’m either not feeling well or i’ll be “watching” t.v., painting my nails, working on my computer, drinking diet coke, skimming magazines; multi-tasking, always.
so, it’s really no surprise that i would start anticipating the new school year mid-summer break. and now that i’m less than a week away from starting a new year, my mind has really turned over to school mode.
this morning, i was up before the sun. i took advantage of it.
i fed the dog, grabbed the paper, a cup of coffee, and sat on the back porch to watch the sun begin it’s journey through the sky.
it was peacefully perfect.
just what i needed to relax my anticipating mind; at least long enough for a picture.