It seems we've been having an awful lot of "moods" around here lately
You'd think I'd remember sooner that just the act of stepping outside for a walk around the neighborhood would help with those moods
When the walls of the house get too small
when I start to feel overwhelmed with all the stuff we have
and the thought that two birthdays and Christmas are looming
which means more stuff will be coming in
sometimes you just need to go out for a walk
to skip and jump through the leaves
pick up all kinds of interesting leaves in order to begin a leaf collection
make friends with the neighborhood dogs
and some people too
take a picture in front of a bush because "I match the leaves!"
marvel at the blue sky &
the big power lines in the back of the development
then come back home for a tea party and a treat
and a rest because walking all that way makes some little legs tired
and you know what?
the mood seems to lift.