Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Come On Already

Winter has officially overstayed its welcome.

At first, it was lovely. Sparkly, fluffy white snow blanketed Stately Wasser Manor. I'd snuggle inside with the boys and bake things. Jack and I built a Snowmommy and a Snowkid.

I even discovered the peace of running outside while snow lightly covered my eyelashes.

But you know what? It's March, and I want spring, damnit.

We had a break in the cold on Sunday. It was glorious - I went running outside, in short sleeves. There were rivers of melted snow everywhere, soaking my feet as I went along. I was even bold enough to do something I don't usually do - I bought spring clothes, even though I knew it might be a while until I could wear them. Swirly full linen skirts, the most delicate cardigan in a soft blue, tiny floral prints. I hate buying things only to have to leave them in my closet for weeks, but I just couldn't resist. I was ready to leave behind my sweaters, heavy coats, and boots in favor of lightweight slips of things. And sandals, even if it means having to find time to keep my toenails polished.

The warm weather was a great big tease. It got cold again overnight. And all of those rivers of melted snow have catlicking frozen, which made last night's run into an obstacle course.

The forecasts for the rest of the week are no better. Cold temperatures, chances of snow.

But stil, I am determined to feel hope. Tomorrow, I am going to buy a bouquet of daffodils for my desk. Their sunny color will remind me that the sky will not be grey forever. Spring will come.


Marcy said...

AMEN TO THAT! I thought there was global warming going on? Yeah I don't know about that with the way the temps have been LOL

newsjunkie said...

I am SO with you on that! I ran in my capris and short sleeves yesterday and it was awesome. I'll probably get to do the same tomorrow but for my 20-miler on Saturday it's going to be cold again. BOOOOO!

Ovens2Betsy said...

We had a glorious day in Seattle today, so I decided to wear a running skort rather than my tights. Fortunately I also wore a long-sleeved shirt (I toyed with going short-sleeved); the shady parts were still pretty cold! But the daffodils are almost blooming and it won't be long before the spring clothes come out in full force.

bill carter said...

I have to agree with you 100%. I am tired of this winter and am dying for some warmth. This weekend was a big tease because we have had nothing but snow and cold since.

Cute picture BTW.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

For some reason, this winter isn't getting to me that bad. I know, I know, I'm insane. I'm ready for it to be moving on but it's not really killing me. I hope this isn't a sign of old age? Maybe just a need for psychiatry? :D

RazZDoodle said...

Amen! I could not have said it better myself!