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Yesterday was a big day around here. It’s been cloudy and rainy and if it wasn’t raining in the past week, it was drizzling. It was yucky, plain and simple. But then something happened – the sun came out. It was a bright, beautiful orb I barely recognized, and I know I wasn’t alone because my Twitter and Facebook feeds were filled with people just as surprised as I was about the suddenly bright and shiny October sky. I ran outside of my office building and stood in the warm sunshine for a few minutes to soak up the vitamin D I’d been lacking for so long. I felt the light breeze against my face and neck and watched the golden leaves fall to the ground around me with a soft rustle. It was everything I love about fall – warm, but dry air and a cool, soft breeze. My mood instantly boosted, and I hopped in the car to drive home, where Jay and I promptly dug into the brownies I’d made the day before with some delicious natural vanilla ice cream. An ode to summer, a last goodbye and my delicious moment with my family. Continue reading