I woke up this morning with very much reluctance, forcing my eyes to stay open trying realize that the dream world I just left is, in fact, not part of reality.
I went about my normal routine, took a long hot shower, and afterward made my way down to the empty kitchen to make myself some breakfast.
My mother put some Christmas lights up on our deck this past week, and seeing that I get up at an hour where the world is still dark outside, I flicked on the switch, and turned on the glorious lights.
Only when I turned on these lights did I realize that it was snowing. And not only that, but it was snowing my favourite kind of snow. Big clumps of snowflakes falling slowly to the ground.
I stopped by the door that goes out to the walk-out deck in my backyard and just watched it fall for a few minutes.
Needless to say, it made me feel just a little less sleepy, and might have put a tiny grin on my face.
Christmas season is here. There's no doubt about it.