Back to a day that isn't my birthday. I didn't talk much about my approach to that glorious day! I have always felt a sense of awe that I was born, by that I mean I think about my mother laboring to have me. It's easy to forget when you know yourself as 'just am', but I always acknowledge her on that day.
Now back to normal. We have been in the grip of a particularly unpleasant winter and I wonder if I am beginning to be affected by the lack of light. The melt we had a month ago has made life very difficult, as we have not had the snow most of the state has had to cover the ice and make the ground passable for the horses. Life with cooped up horses is enough to make anyone testy. Including them. There is a 70% chance of snow for tomorrow, so I'm going to do a snow dance. It can't hurt!
The dark, dreary days are dismal, but the bright, sunny days bring cold temperatures, so I'll complain either way. Complaining about the weather is a job requirement in MN!
I need to think like this: It's going to be a pleasant day in the low 20's and no wind. But I'm a native of this state, so I can't do that, it's not in our genetic code. I am much more content with thinking that it's dreary and the ice isn't covered and that the predicted snow will miss us and it's going to get bitterly cold and I should get on a plane to anywhere that isn't here and never come back! Now I feel better.