Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Doldrums

I am at that point in the middle of the season, where I just want to see a robin fly by my window. I want to breathe in the smell of the freshly cut grass. I want to exist in the outdoors. I want to see the sunshine. I know it's out there somewhere. (right??? :o) I feel trapped inside; listless, dormant and ready for a change. In other words, I am getting antsy.

This is my 30th winter in this bitter cold state. Why do I stick around?? The eternal question of February is right there. Why do I endure it?? I have talked about my love/hate relationship with this season before. Tonight I had one of those "love it" moments. I was just outside shoveling our walkway, and I paused and listened. You could have heard a pin drop. There is no chirp of a cricket, or buzz of a mosquito. Only a big, gray sky and silently falling snow. The flakes are falling big tonight. The kind you can catch with your tongue :) It is Quiet and Peaceful and Calm. I stood there for a moment, and for a fleeting second I didn't wish Spring upon us so quickly. We are fortunate to have the best of 4 seasons. As much as I am ready to get outside and do all of the things we do when it's sunny (!!!) out, there is something to be said about experiencing this. Pure Michigan, right here folks :)

Enjoy the rest of the season. Spring is around the corner and we will be digging ourselves out sooner than we think. In the meantime, go make a snow angel in your yard and catch some flakes on your tongue. :)