Once you settle into a pattern where things happen just as you expect, it's such a relief to be shocked, jolted into surprise.

I did some errands in the improbably beautiful sunshine today (again, sans iPod)! The sidewalks were sun-dappled, the tops of my feet grew warm.

I felt brimming over with excitement for the years ahead. On my desk at work, I have a three year calendar. So strange to see the days marked out so plainly. When those three years are all x-ed out, I'll be almost 28 years old.