But then I went outside, and my sinuses cleared thanks to the cool fresh air. The pressure on my brain was somewhat alleviated, and so I found lots of things to be grateful for, such as:
The wildflowers are blooming in a most pleasing way.
Frosti was courted by the ram last night, and the blue mark on her back predicts she will be lambing on February 10, 2009, give or take five days. (I do not want to speculate what the blue mark on her nose means.)
The grass is growing again, which may not seem like a big deal normally, but it is when you have lots of hungry sheep to feed.
And last but not least, all three chickens laid eggs, which is unusual for this time of year.
Little tiny things, I know. But enough to get me in a better frame of mind, and my family will be the first to tell you that it was much needed.