Tuesday

I think because I had an early meeting on Monday, it now feels like it must be at least Wednesday, if not Thursday.

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Here you see the last remnants of Christmas on the windowsill.

While outside,

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it’s starting

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to be

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Spring.

Shocking, I know. It’s been -12 in Maine, it’s snowing at my mother’s house, and M reports that while it’s not actually snowing in Ohio, there’s plenty on the ground.

The thing is, I’d sort of like another month at least of winter. I want to go skiing again. I don’t really want to start digging in the garden again yet. I’d kind of like a little more time to be stuck inside.

I know — easy to say when it’s 60 degrees and sunny out. But you would see what I mean if you lived here — spring loses a lot of its punch when it comes in January. There’s a lot of pleasure in anticipation, and it’s a little hard to anticipate spring at New Year’s.

Okay. I’ll shut up now.

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6 thoughts on “Tuesday

  1. Spring is starting to peek out here as well. There are green blades of grass poking up through the winter-dull cover, my Mexican heather is blooming and some unidentified pink flowers are coming up in the backyard. Also, I am noticing a lot of migrating birds coming through – the surest sign that winter is on its way out the door.

  2. I am not ready to hear about y’all’s spring yet. I would gladly trade you even though I do understand wanting to delay the labor. That said, I have a fence to reconstruct and much to buy and prepare in the garden itself before I can begin planting. Since a wall of the fence is down, the animals have been having a party in my beds. The cover crop I planted is being rooted around in. I just hope something’s looking for food and not pooping in it. Those are the kind of surprises I like to encounter in the spring. But, if you want more winter, let’s trade houses until mid-March.

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