My mood is improving along with the weather. Despite a cold and rainy start to the week, it has finished with a couple very sunny and mild days. It's amazing how much a little sunshine can lift my mood.
One of my windshield wipers was broken by last week's snow. (That actually sounds funny now.) I wasn't able to take care of it until today, so I brought it up to our local repair shop. I left it and walked back home. In walking back to pick it up, I felt so lucky to be able to take a walk in the middle of the day. It's not a long walk, but I appreciated it nonetheless. It's very rare that I'm able to take a walk by myself, so I'm actually a little thankful that my wiper was broken. I was also reminded just how beautiful it is where I live. We're less than half an hour away from Boston, but we are surrounded by farms. It's the perfect balance between city and country living.
I snapped a couple pictures while I was out. The red barn above is my favorite. Driving around the curve and seeing that view, especially when the cows are out front, is when I know I'm home. The crocuses are almost all blooming now, and the daffodils won't be too far behind. Today is opening day at Fenway, and the Red Sox haven't won a game yet. Still, I feel optimistic. Spring is here.