i just looked up from facebook to see a stop-in-your-tracks, have-to-go-outside sunset. immediate thought: "you mean.. that was happening out there? how did i.. wait, whose page am i even on???"
i walked outside, stood barefoot in the grass, and looked and looked at it. it was one of those skies that makes you think "that looks like a painting" but then, i guess the paintings are inspired by those skies.
i went back inside, poured a cup of decaf coffee that my darling husband prepared for us, and took it with a book and the baby monitor back outside to sit on our camp chairs and watch the sky.
then, the most hilarious adorable thing happened. our neighbors upstairs, the ones who stomp down the stairs with such enthusiasm that we always know when they're leaving for the day, clamoured down the stairs. well, the guy did. then he ran back up. then two sets flip flops ran down the stairs. so loud. seriously. seeing only their shadows, i heard the guy go, "see, look at that. isn't that amazing?" (shadows indicate hug happening) "oh, i love you sweetie. did you have a good friday?" (more hugging and the girl indicating that she may know i'm sitting there and feels awkward about their moment being overheard)
stinking cute. :)