Today officially marks the end of my awesome weekend. I haven’t had a weekend to myself in quite some time. Being able to go to bed after 1:30 AM and waking up after 8:30 AM was sweet. I forgot what it was like to not have to do anything at all. During the week, I am pulled in so many different directions. I’m always doing something or on the move. It felt amazing to just be still. It felt amazing to do absolutely nothing for a full day. Because today, today I started moving again.
I made my rounds to pick up my little people whom I’ve honestly missed so much. I had to make a long drive out to a town near my hometown, but the drive was a peaceful one. I missed living in a rural area. The weather is much different than it is here in the city. The sky is so much more beautiful as well.
It’s because of the openness. The lack of skyscrapers and buildings to block the view. I never thought I’d miss hearing the bullfrogs along the bayou that cried for rain all night. Or the grasshoppers and crickets that chirped so loudly. And the lightening bugs–I miss them the most. I miss trapping them in a jar for my children to see and then letting them go.. just like my mommy did.
And the sunsets–there aren’t sunsets in the city, at least not like what I was able to capture tonight without any editing. Being outside this evening brought back so many memories.. memories that I made with my mom. I miss her dearly.. more than I can bare sometimes. The sunsets always remind me of her. They comfort me and sort of make me feel like she painted these sunsets just for me because she knows how much I love them. I feel as if the sky is her canvas and she works her magic because she remembers just how much I used to love standing outside, enjoying the cool air, and officially ending our day along with the sun. So many memories. Good memories.
Today was the perfect Sunday for a dose of nostalgia.