Today, when the alarm went off, I was still very tired. I had nightmares during my sleep. Fortunately, they were not remaining in my mind and I could not recall what they were about. I have nightmares occasionally as I suspect we all do occasionally.
The end result however is that I did not get up and do my run (jog) until 6am this morning. I still did the full four miles, but my day is now a little off because if the hour delay in when I started. Not a huge deal, but I will have to try to be extremely efficient in all my tasks to try to get caught up.... Thursday's are especially hectic and filled with all sorts of tasks. I have a grant application due today as well, and a bunch of scheduling issues to deal with for my faculty who keep changing their schedules.
But I must say, as I sit here in the back porch, having my morning pipe while I let the dog eat and so her "business", the day does appear to be quite beautiful this morning. It was 38 degrees during my run, and there was a bit of fog. There is still fog now, and it is just enough to scatter the rays of the rising sun so that the horizon is brightly orange with some pink and blue casts near the ground. Very artistic looking. If I were a painter like Van Gogh, I would be inspired to get out my paints and canvas.