Excellent first submission, Jean Crawford Evans, and the first response to our February writing prompt!
Yes, as I age, I too find that the little things mean more. Cats and dreams of gardens — what could be better!
Do you mind revealing in what area of the country you live? I am in North Central Florida and when I walked my dogs at 7 am today, it was only 40 degrees.
But, we had sun!
Sun is our norm but recently it’s been on vacation in the Caribbean or Mediterranean. Sure hasn’t spent much time here for the past few weeks. We are definitely not used to gray, dull days and everyone has become out-of-sorts and sleepy. I long for a day of naps but my 7-days-a-week work schedule this time of year doesn’t allow for downtime. Which reminds me — off to work I go!