Right now I'm going stir crazy in this house. I usually feel this way in March and April when I know that Spring is fast approaching, but today is only February 20Th. I'm in trouble! The last couple of weeks have provided some Spring-like temperatures in the upper 50's and there has also been lots of sunshine, which is rare for upstate New York. However, it snowed about 4 inches or so on Wednesday night, leaving the ground snow-covered once again. I almost wish the nice weather had never come because now I'm just angry that it left so soon.
I want to go outside for long walks. I want to take Brooke to the park. I want to sleep with my windows wide open. I want to turn off this expensive heat. I want to hear birds chirping, especially when I wake up in the morning. I want to wear short sleeves. I want to see our perennial flowers come back to life. I want to put Brooke in all of her beautiful sun dresses and Capri pants. I want to be able to get in my car without having to warm it up. I want to replace the sound of snow blowers running with the sound of lawns being mowed. I want crisp, clean rain showers and thunderstorms. I want to go to the ice cream store. I want to grill all manner of food on the grill without freezing my butt off. I want to set up our patio furniture once again. I want all of these things so badly but I feel like Spring is light years away. AHHHH!
Every year I tell myself that I'm going to make "peace" with winter and just enjoy my life, regardless of weather, but I'm here to say that this crappy New York weather is NOT for me. I don't know many people who were made for these depressing, long winters of being couped up in the house.
So, everyone do me a favor and "think Spring." Maybe we can all think it into fruition together?? Somehow I doubt that but it's worth a shot!