Clouds and new friends–a perfect way to exhale!

Are you ready for the weekend? I have a very full weekend planned. We have dinner plans with friends, I’m taking a “class” at the Apple store, and we are hoping to take in the new Bond movie. If the weather is dry we are going to take a few minutes to visit a new park that’s opened in downtown Los Angeles. You may not know this, but in Southern California when it rains “life” can come to a screeching halt. We don’t know how to act!

And yes, we had a little rain. Not much, but after weeks of triple digit heat in October and into November, it was reason to celebrate. Today was my first day in several that I was home and eager to spend a few minutes breathing in the fresh morning air. I thought that after sharing that I was going to read a Bram Stoker novel, I’d give you a peek at what I do that is more congruent with “breathing lighter.”

I spent a good hour outside taking photos of clouds. The sky was just SO beautiful I took dozens of photos. Photos can’t capture the essence of the fragrance after a light rain, or indicate the light breeze that signals a dramatic shift in the weather. But I still had to try!

I took a peek in “Darwin’s house” to make sure that he was warm enough.  He was still burrowed in the timothy hay with the sun’s warmth just beginning to seep in to give him a nudge. He wasn’t showing any interest in leaving his nice warm pad for breakfast. I even followed a bird around the yard. I love my Fridays!

But that’s not all. I had a special lunch date. I finally found a date that worked to meet a blogging buddy! She and I have been talking for months about finally enjoying some face-to-face time! Aren’t you just a little bit curious?

I’ll be sharing more about my lunch date and afternoon visit in my next post. It was such a lovely day. I sincerely hope you all find the chance to exhale, too. Weekends are perfect for just that!