We have had a week of gray skies and rain now, and it’s beginning to be oppressive. I find myself feeling very unsettled this morning – so I’m hoping a trip back to last week, when the sun was still in our skies, might help.
When husband and I first moved to south-central Oregon and I decided I needed to get a job for a few more years, I went to work for Train Mountain, a local 1/8 scale railroad club in our area – a club that is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most miles of track in this scale. It is a membership club, which hosts several train meets per year and welcomes member volunteers to work on the track at any time. I worked in the office there for six years. Because it is situated on 2500 acres of land, it seemed to me it would be a good place for Shasta and I to go to walk during non-meet times, so I visited the office last week to make sure that would be okay and then, on a day when the sun shone brightly, took Shasta with me to get some exercise.
I think the sun brings with it energy, because on these gray days I am lazy.