I usually go get the mail sometime around lunchtime.
However, today, pretty engrossed in a commissioned portrait, I totally forgot.
And when I realized I forgot, around suppertime, my first reaction was, "DANG, I forgot to get the mail."
And then I opened the door, and was suddenly oh so very GLAD I forgot to get the mail.
Because, due to the mail-forgetting, I got to see the most beautiful sunset in the history of beautiful sunsets:
(These pictures haven't been doctored or photoshopped in any way...a disclaimer I feel the need to add, because, man, can you believe the beauty? It was simply the most magnificent display I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the batteries in my camera died and I missed some shots...there was a lot of bright pink and red involved moments later. Wow.)
I may just "forget" to get the mail at lunchtime tomorrow, as well! For now, it's time to go dance with the stars...and change the batteries in my mouse.
Longer letter later, as we used to say in junior high!