Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

For a few days there on this fair East Coast, it seemed spring might be starting to descend upon us (FINALLY!!). It was sunny and warm and people were out in bare arms and legs and feet like it was the middle of July (kinda crazy in my book, but still sort of feel-good in an odd way). Alas, this morning brought snow flurries and -8 with the windchill. We're not quite there yet, people!

However, there are at least small glimpses of spring and that makes me feel good. One thing that really blew my mind was when my alarm went off at 6:30 this morning and I turned over and could see the sun coming up through the window! After months of getting up, showering and often leaving for work in the pitch darkness (and therefore feeling as though I was getting up in the middle of the night), the days are finally lengthening! The time change this weekend will, I'm sure, amplify this effect even more and make spring seem even closer.

I think I can speak for the entire northern hemisphere when I say I'm SO sick and tired of piling on three layers before leaving in the morning to catch the bus, dry eyes and dry/windblown hair, frozen-to-numbness fingers and toes, and a white road-salt film all over everything. I need sun and fresh air and flowers and green. So, now that I'm seeing these things starting to pop up, I'm very much looking forward to springy and summery things. Here's just a few of the things I'm looking forward to:

* Dressing in green and partying it up Irish style for St Patrick's Day
* An Easter weekend (5 days off!) road trip to New Brunswick
* Leaves budding on the trees lining my street
* The smell of freshly cut grass
* SANDALS!!
* Trenchcoats, umbrellas, wellies, and swingy, flowered skirts
* Nicole's bday/bridal shower/bachelorette and wedding!
* Walks on the beach
* Bicycles
* Fresh air
* Laundry hanging out on the line
* Bonfires and camping
* The cottage in PEI
* Iced coffee

There. Those should tide me over for a few months until the really warm, sunny weather gets here. Or at least for a few hours.

4 comments:

Allison said...

Your list of things to look forward to almost mirrors mine!

I live in Southern Ontario and it's been so nice here for the past week - hard to believe.

Kim H said...

I know! It's like 7 degrees here today, which is quite warm for here this time of year. I feel like I haven't absorbed sun in years lol. Hopefully it keeps up!

Allison said...

Your list of things to look forward to almost mirrors mine!

I live in Southern Ontario and it's been so nice here for the past week - hard to believe.

Kim H said...

I know! It's like 7 degrees here today, which is quite warm for here this time of year. I feel like I haven't absorbed sun in years lol. Hopefully it keeps up!

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