I can't believe it, THE SUN CAME OUT TODAY!! It peaked it's yellow face out from behind the dark clouds. It wasn't very long, but it was warm and it was friendly! I have missed the sun so badly it hurts. It physically hurts. We have had so many cloudy days and grey days and rainy days that I had forgotten how good the warmth from the sun felt on my skin. My cat and I spent some time, just her and me, lying on the floor in it. I ocassionally wonder why animals enjoy lying in the sun so much. Because they can, I guess. I guess I would if it was easy enough to lie on the floor. Ah, come back again, dear sun, you went away behind the dark clouds too soon! The weatherman said it should come back again in a day or two, but I will believe it when I see it.
So, I wanted to congratulate Becky from Where Life Takes You who was the first to correctly guess both photos for this week's "Up Close With Val"!! Way to go, Becky!! The first photo was a banana that was getting very ripe and the second was a carnation. Specifically, it was a shot near the center of the carnation. I thought the leaves looked so cool when they were magnified like they were. Here is your blue ribbon, Becky!!:
Chelsea just left to go to a Maroon 5 concert tonight with a few friends. They are performing here locally. That sounds like a blast!! I hope she has a good time. It is actually her first concert!! Wow!! I am sure she will enjoy it!! She deserves a night of fun!!
I have been terribly behind on journal-reading. I think once you get backed up it is so hard to catch up. I hate to miss any entries from my usual journals as I feel like I will miss something important. Am I sick?? Am I an addict?? So now I am so behind. I miss a few days and I have so many alerts in my inbox and I panic. Whoa. And I have to delete them and just go one by one to my favorite journals. If I haven't visited your journal lately, I promise, I am coming :-), really, I am!! I am going to get behind again when I go to Johns Hopkins in April. Ack!! Yep, that is April 4. I guess that is less than a week away. Six days. I will be getting a shunt monitoring and possible change in my shunt - from a non-programmable to a programmable. Sounds kind of complicated. I will be out of town for one to four days, it seems. Prayers would be appreciated. Thanks so much :-)
Well, I am off to get some dinner and maybe get ready to watch American Idol. I surely can't miss that!!! Good night, all!! xox