Monday, March 29th, 2010 • No Comments on Feeling Springy
It is raining the proverbial cats and dogs right now, but there are flowers blooming in the yard and the grass has turned green and despite the fact that the whole world looks gray and grim at the moment, spring is here. I’m so ready for the season and I feel like I have been waiting so long for it to arrive. The holidays were a strange mix of emotions and exhaustion, leaning more heavily toward sadness and depression than I would have liked. But now… oh!… even this dreary weather can’t take my spring away!
Jay will be home in less than six weeks and I’m already thinking about the party I want to have when he gets back, but I’m not sure one party is going to do my happiness justice. I want to cook and bake and eat and play with babies and lounge in the sunshine and talk and laugh with friends. I want to open the windows and listen to the birds sing and joke with old friends and make playdates with new friends. I want to bake cupcakes and decorate them with spring colors. I want to make pitchers of strawberry lemonade, as sweet as the days to come. I want to plant flowers in the yard and in pots on the deck and buy bunches of flowers for the house so I’m always surrounded with spring colors and scents. I want to buy Patrick an adorable romper to wear. I want to stay outside until the fireflies light up the night and I want to sleep with the windows open on sheets that smell like spring.
Four months ago, I wasn’t sure how I’d survive winter alone with a newborn. I thought for sure I’d lose my mind. I did better than I thought I would—and it got surprisingly easier than anyone even told me it would—but I’m so glad winter is behind me. That blur of cold, dark, tiring days has made me appreciate this spring so much more.