There is nothing like that first burst of spring. It brings energy and excitement that lay dormant all winter. We are finally having a run of good weather here. The thermometer hit 60 degrees over the weekend with a few more days of spring-like weather predicted.
Call it spring fever. Call it anything you like but I have been more upbeat with energy than I have in a long while.
I boxed up my glorious winter boots without an ounce of sadness. I left off a layer of clothing. Nothing too crazy though. Unlike the kids, I did not bring out my shorts or flip-flops.
Start up the grill! Clean up the patio!
There are two areas where spring has a profound effect on me. One is that I’m in the buying mood and I want a new me — maybe some clothes and new cosmetics and even new dishes. The other is all things gardening. I overestimate both the space I have and the energy I have. Sound familiar to any of you?
The Sunday newspaper advertisements were enticing. The new merchandise was more colorful. They are making more floral shoes these days (that probably don’t go with anything I have but who cares?). Yay!
There was an ad from Ulta, a cosmetics store similar to Sephora that sells potions and snake oil guaranteed to make you look younger. GUARANTEED! It doesn’t get any better than that!
I just know that some of those products would lop off the years and spackle all the wrinkles. Perhaps I should be shopping at a plastic surgeon with lasers and infrared thingies that surely would work but a new pot of axle grease for my face is cheaper.
Spring brings a hope and yearning that the other seasons do not. It brings a willingness to believe. To believe that one more flower pot will not be too much to water. The first summer in our new house everything was so bare looking so I kept adding big pots to the front stoop. I ended up with 10 on each side of the door. That was a good half hour or so of watering every night!
Then again…would a few more vegetable plants be more work? Ha! You betcha! If you are not careful, you can commit yourself to a summer of weeding. After a winter of perusing the plant and seed catalogs I will need to restrain myself. Somehow!
Don’t worry though. All this will go away…eventually…maybe by June. Oh I am sure I will buy stuff but deep down in my heart I know that no matter what it is – lipstick to make my lips perky or spiffy new floral summer sneakers – I will look the same afterward. I can buy all the healthy vegetable plants in the world and I will still be the same. Don’t burst my bubble with logic now though. I am on a mission!
Feeling good in springtime is easy! I want to bottle it and save it for next winter!