today i woke up at 5:15am. it’s summertime and the chickens were making a ruckus. my first inclination was to feel annoyed, but now that i’m up, i feel pretty happy. i turned 35 a week ago…and not very gracefully. this birthday came on the wings of a big family transition and i’ve been feeling lost & sad. i am hoping to bottle the peace & simplicity of this morning and have it sustain me all day. and maybe even tomorrow too?