and then again this...
to this in less than 24 hours.
Not only did the temperature change....drastically I might add, but my overall attitude went in the toilet. I wish I could say that the effects of the 10 days of sun and fun would have managed to hang on and last me thru the rest of the winter, but it didn't take my attitude long before it began to grumble just like the rest of the folks around here. Putting on boots, gloves, heavy coat, & muffler just to drag the garbage can to the curb for Tuesday pick-up is a drudge. I know, I know I am definitely whinning, and I know there are many out there that did not have a chance to get away, I know there are many that battle the elements daily (ie: the garbage pick-up crew) but I am being honest...this winter absolutely sucks.
The "kids" love to be outside, but it doesn't take more than 3 or 4 minutes before both are hobbling back up the sidewalk, limping because their little paws are so cold. So I am sure they echo my sentiments. I think the look on their faces pretty well sums up our present conditions.
OK, enough of the grumbling, moaning, & complaining, now is the time I need to stop and think of all the good and the blessings in my life....hmm, having to dig a little deeper, my attitude seems to be blocking those thoughts right now or maybe they are just "frozen" along with everything around me. Oh stop it, now I am just rambling negative thoughts.
OK...a little positive, here are a couple of "doors from the Barrio" in Tucson where my blogging buddies and I spent a wonderful day wandering around taking pictures of these fabulous doors. I did a whole blog post on these on my collaborative blog here if you would like to see more (I know I was in much better spirits too).
Love the cat in the window....linking this to Kim's Texture Tuesday. Used her Marabelle texture
This is so typical of the type of doorways you will find in this area, painted a bright color, crumbling brick, old doorknobs, a photographer's dream. Who gets excited when they spy peeling paint...ok, raise your hand high.
OK, I am in a better mood already, just knowing that I have all these wonderful memories of such a grand time along with almost 2,000 pictures to prove it.
"The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention." ~ Susan Salzberg
Until next time....