Monday, May 3, 2010

Today's May 3rd, 2010 and the Word for Today is: Somnolent


We dodged the bullet.  The storm passed us by quickly and the rain was gentle.  We are relieved.  However, the day of driving, shopping and visiting on Saturday, plus the stress of Saturday night and all day yesterday, have made me sleepy, or somnolent.

Our temperature yesterday topped out at 90.  And, or course, it was humid.  We decided to open the windows and turn on the fans. Thankfully, it was comfortable by bed time.

The night, with our windows open, so we could hear the rain and the creek, was, strangely relaxing instead of worrisome.  We slept well. 

This morning the air is so fresh.  The creek is up and running faster due to heavier rains in North Carolina where it originates.  This means it's also noisier, which is another soothing sound, which isn't logical, but it is true.   The birds have been singing melodious and sweet since very early.  But, a larger bird, likely a hawk of some kind was "singing" loudly, and noisily.  I think that bird was my husband's alarm clock, since he was up early moving around so that he woke me up, kinda.  Getting myself moving was difficult, but, easier after the aroma of brewing coffee reached me. 

So far I've managed to eat breakfast, take my shower, drink nearly the entire pot of coffee and work on this blog post.  Trouble is, I'm still somnolent.

The word for today is definitely "Somnolent."

Wake up people!

It's a great day,
even if you are somnolent!

(All photos by Janet Toney, please request permission before 'borrowing' any photograph.)


  1. Thank you Kay! I think I used my word incorrectly, but it said the meaning was sleepy, so I used it alternately as a noun and an adjective (I think!).
    I like the picture too. Took it farther up the mountain where these bushes or small tress, I don't really know what they are, were very abundant and so were the butterflies! The butterflies were feasting on the blooms.