I am always determined not to do it until June, but usually May has some hot days and every year I break my rule. But March? MARCH??
Spring is finally officially here, after a week of record-breaking heat in the low-mid 80′s, when we ought to be either freezing in the snow or having lovely, sunny, 65-degree days instead.
I’ve sat here with windows open, ceiling fans running, and loving the sunshine. But I’m HOT!
On the other hand, I’m also loving the spring flowers, and the chance to just sit and look at them. Hyacinths that came with the house are in full bloom, and the daffodils and tulips I planted in January are not only coming up, but the daffys are actually blooming after only two months in the ground. And the weeping cherry at the front of the house is incredible.
On the other hand (just how many hands do I have?), I’m generally sitting inside, slouching on the couch with my foot up and an ice pack on it. Bunion surgery was two weeks ago, and I got my stitches out yesterday – hurray! (No, I won’t make you suffer through a picture of it.) I couldn’t wait to get the bandage off, semi-wiggle my toes, and take a real bath. I still have to wear the
blasted most-helpful walking boot for another 3+ weeks, so my off-kilter clumping around is causing a few ankle-knee-hip issues, but those will go away afterwards, right? RIGHT?
Since I can’t drive (right foot, of course), I’m stuck at home. Lots of watching TV, reading books, editing, and even some writing. I take my Kindle out to the deck, sit in the reclining lounger and enjoy the sun and the flowers. I clump out for the mail, and admire the progress the bulbs are making in front. And smile.
Okay, so this is a mixed-feelings blog for a mixed-feelings season. How is your spring starting out? Are you in the cold or warm section of the country this year? Or in Alaska, buried in 30 feet of snow? What’s your most-loved or hated part of our weird seasons this year?