Yesterday was a dreary day, rainy and foggy in the morning and remaining wet and dark all afternoon. We were in the dumps after watching Derek leave; who felt like Christmas? But Larry got the clippers and went off to see what he could find in the way of pine, and I moseyed around the flower beds and herb garden to gather what I could.
After a little while, we both began to feel better. The smell of pine and rosemary and lavender have soothing effects on a person's mood, I think. We created a few arrangements and hangings, put on some carols and poured something bracing to drink. The world looked a little brighter when we settled in front of the fire in the evening.
All things pass--I must keep remembering that, and savor the good times while knowing that the harder times will be behind us before too long.