Yes - a whole 5 minutes I think. Just enough to wet the ground.
A productive day today, though one with a few peaks and troughs.
First trough came as I drove out of my driveway to head to work at exactly the same time as a young fella of about 7 scooted past my driveway. He collided with the side of my car. I think we were both shocked but fortunately, he was fine.
Second trough was when I was leaving work this evening. One of the school's semi-feral cats had caught a seagull and almost killed it. A lady who was at the swimming pool with her daughter saw the event unfurl and headed out to shoo away the cat just as I came out of the building. The bird was in such a poor way but neither she nor I had the guts to be able to put it out of it's misery. We found a high spot well out of reach of the cat. I can make all sorts of excuses about my feelings but when push came to shove, I couldn't put my feelings aside to help the relieve the birds obvious pain. I feel so gutless.
In between these two troughs was the most positive feeling about a few work-related issues I've had in a long time. Nothing concrete. No changes. Nothing, ostensibly, will change. But the glimmer of light I saw through the crack, the conversations I had, the listening, the understanding and the appreciation that was evident glowed brightly indeed. One of those rare moments when you can actually witness yourself beginning to change your mind...........