The silver lining — One good thing about a brutal winter is that there will be no whining when the summer comes unless it’s too cold. There may be a few people who enjoyed this freezing weather but if we find them we will send them off to Antarctica. The rest of us will bask in the warmth and the sunshine.
Snow banks everywhere — Summer driving is so much easier. There are no eight foot high piles of snow to navigate. Drivers aren’t any nicer but hey, they are people. What can you expect? The roads will be wider without the snow banks. Yes, there will be all the construction projects impeding my path but even that doesn’t seem so bad today. Glad I don’t have to walk in this stuff!
Lightening up — After four solid months of clothing layers; flip-flops, shorts and a tee-shirt sound pretty freeing. I will be like a butterfly drifting through the wind! Ok, a big clumsy butterfly but it is how I feel inside that will count. Feeling some sun on my face would be wonderful (but don’t tell my dermatologist. That would freak him out!)
Back to nature — I’m going to put it out there but I will deny it later. You never heard it here but I am looking forward to working in the garden. My hands need to be dirty and my friendly robins will be waiting for me to turn over some soil so they can snack on my worms. It’s almost time to start a few seeds and watch the miracle of birth which always fills me with awe.
New stuff — We bought a new range. It was exciting because I picked out an induction model which I have wanted for a long time. Sadly I will have to say goodbye to some of my favorite cookware which doesn’t work with induction.
It’s a great time to get rid of excess cooking pans and gizmos that I don’t or won’t use. Does anyone want a waffle maker? How about a George Foreman grill? I am going to keep my bread maker because I still cherish that fantasy.
I only spent about an hour and I have my dining room table covered in stuff. This has been as freeing as taking off clothes. How do we accumulate so much stuff? Better still, why?
So how is it with you?