As soon as her eyes opened … well, partly opened, the thought settled in. It’s morning!
Today would be a very good day to go for a walk. A brisk morning walk can be so invigorating. And fun!
Unless it’s raining – walking in the rain is NOT fun. I’m just sayin’.
Then again, she thought, it’s pretty early. Maybe we should go for a walk a little later. Yawn …
Still buried in warm blankets, she stretched and rolled over so she could glimpse the big, north-facing window across the bedroom. The curtain was open and dawn was already well underway.
The first thing she noticed was that it wasn’t raining. Oh joy! That’s a good start to the day. Then again, it didn’t look particularly warm outside.
Nearby tree branches quivered in a light breeze, the few remaining yellow-brown leaves clinging defiantly to the limbs. Most of their fellows were laying wet and sodden on the forest floor.
The sky beyond wanted to brighten with the dawn, but was fighting a losing battle to the looming clouds spilling over the mountains. It wasn’t raining, but …
Hmm … there is much to be said for staying in bed. Maybe the walk can wait.