weekly perk. #12

weekly perk.

I walked out my front door yesterday and saw a mysterious giant glowing orb in the sky. Initially, I thought I needed to call for emergency backup. But then I remembered what that weird blinding light was.

The Sun.

Oh, I exaggerate. It hasn’t been raining for that long. But damn, it feels like it’s been gray for weeks. It has really been bringing me down. It’s had help from other junk, sure. But enough already!

So yesterday afternoon, once finished with my bi-annual parent-teacher conferences, I spent a little time outside. With no jacket… which was not appropriate. Sure, the sun was finally out but it was only 50°(F). I didn’t really care. I just wanted to document the sun in case it disappears again and I have to describe it to future generations.

[Side perk – Both of my kids are smart little angels in school. A or A+ for everything, kind, helpful, conscientious, polite… I walk out of there feeling like parent of the year! And then I get home and they’re fighting about who touched whom first. Bahahaa!]


See?! Shadows! The sun makes those. (Yes, I know my lawn is terribly dead.)


The daffodils… they were all perky for, oh, a day… then they drooped with the rain. But they’re still bright. And yellow. I dislike yellow. But… flower.


Behind our house, we have a messy, woodsy drop that lands at the edge of a giant pond. Besides the raging squirrel population back there, we often see geese, ducks, blue jays, cardinals, a really f-ing annoying woodpecker, rabbits, deer, and I’m probably forgetting something else we’ve seen. But today, it just looks dead. Spring hasn’t yet made it green and pretty but I still love looking at the water.


I nearly blinded myself for this one. I know, I’m brilliant. But… the sun! Our GIANT pine tree… and the sun. And the vapor trail left behind by a jet. [Or vapour trail for the Brits… and Ride (see below)]


I suppose I must concede that even Ms. Darkness (that’s me) loves sunshine.

Here’s the Vapour Trail

Perky. It melts in your mouth not in your hand.

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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29 Responses to weekly perk. #12

  1. sassandsauce says:

    I love the pictures .. if I had so many trees and a pond in my yard I would be perky 24*7!

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  2. Meritings says:

    If you own the wood then build a tree house. You can move the kids in there and have the whole house to yourselves!

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  3. Beautiful pictures!

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  4. Love the little snark in this!

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  5. Wendy says:

    We have an “F’ing” woodpecker too. He’s obnoxious. Glad you got some sun!

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  6. Yes! We’re in that same weather pattern as you guys. Except I’m stuck inside at an effing seminar today! Kill me now! 😩

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  7. PS- your surroundings look beautiful! 👍

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  8. Marquessa says:

    Yah for the sun. I want some too!

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  9. Miriam says:

    Thanks for a sun glazed glimpse into your world. Looks lovely.

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