It occurred to me this morning as I was leaving the gym, that perhaps we don’t always realize how bad we have the winter blues until spring starts to arrive. I left the gym this morning feeling more relaxed and refreshed than I have in quite a while.
The past 3 days, we’ve had temperatures in the high 50’s, and we’re expecting rain this afternoon. I’m actually tad bit excited for some pre-spring showers.
I think even my daughter has been suffering from some winter blues. She’s also been struggling a bit with tension and we’re trying to work through it, but Monday evening, while walking Rango, I realized just how much she is disliking this winter also. The sun was still shining, it was warm, birds were singing, and she kept repeating to me just how happy she was to be basking in the sun in that moment. She practically begged me to let her take her shoes off and walk barefoot for the remainder of our walk. Seeing how happy she was for spring-like weather, I couldn’t say no.
One of the plusses of the warmer weather is being able to run outside. Which means I’ve been able to get in and out of the gym quicker in the mornings. I’ll lift in the morning and then run in the evening. *sigh* it’s glorious.
Even though spring is on its way, I’m still about pumpkin, and my Pumpkin Protein Waffles in the mornings! I’ve been adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to the mix, and I like how it thickens the mix a tad bit.
I’m also loving the fact that soccer season is on it’s way! This will be Kenzer’s last year playing in this rec league. Next year we’ll be playing in the league near our new house. I’m hoping this last season is a great one for her!
Spring’s arrival is bittersweet from the standpoint that now the phone has started to ring with folks wanting to get on the calendar for new roofs as part of their spring cleaning/home improvement projects. We’re within two months of moving into our new house, and it’s going to be hard to delay clients. You need to make hay while the sun’s shining!
Speaking of the house, within 24 hours, we’ll have kitchen counter tops. This project will soon come to a close, and it can’t come soon enough.
Your turn- what do you love about spring?