I checked the thermometer and it read 51 degrees.
So I stopped work on CLOSE TO HOME
and changed into my hooping togs.
There on my dry-concrete patio,
surrounded by snow piles,
beneath the blue sky,
bathed in sunshine,
As I gazed up into the sky,
I saw a red-tailed hawk soaring and gliding.
Instead of thinking "Oh no, it’s Claudia! She knows I’m not working on my chapters,"
I smiled and watched her until she was out of sight.
Then I finished my thirty minutes of hooping.
Now I’m ready to get back to those chapters.