This morning I had a bit of a rough spot. There was a family dinner last night, cousins were in town and I drank too much wine and was roaring a bit this morning. I drove H to school. He usually takes the bus but I was feeling wah-wah and told him I'd drive him so he could spend an extra hour at home. Enter headache and stomach issues. And hitting every red light on the way to school. Poor H probably would have rather been on the bus than in the car with me as I snapped at traffic and bemoaned everything. On the way back I realized I had to get out of the mood. I made myself appreciate something about every house or person I passed. It went like this:
Hello house, you're a lovely shade of yellow.
Oh bougainvillea, you are so pink today.
Ah yard, look at all those toys. Your children must be so happy.
Sir, those shoes look comfortable.
Look at you, graceful Palm tree, home to so many birds.
Crow, you fly.
By the time I got home my roar had diminished to a mumble. It was a nice little practice to get me out of myself. I think I'll try it again.