I had every intention of sleeping in this morning. I've looked forward to sleeping in for the past two days. But, I woke up at 4:30.. AM...wwwwwhyyy? I laid there in my warm bed willing myself to go back to sleep and I actually did doze off again. When my eyes fluttered open at 5:30, I knew it was fruitless to beg sleep to come back again, so I climbed out of bed. I brushed my teeth, made a cup of coffee, ruffled Sadie's fur and then headed downstairs to add some wood to the stove. Unfortunately, our heat pump had a malfunction yesterday and needs a new part, our house was kept warm overnight from the wood stove in our basement. After loading the stove with wood and spending a few minutes to make sure everything was good with it, I came back upstairs.
Another cup of brew in hand, I stood looking out the window, my gaze was met by this beautiful sunrise. I grabbed my camera and ran outside to snap a few photos before its spectacular colors faded into the warm sunny day we have. I would have missed this glorious sight... if I had slept in.