"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
Predicted temp of 54F. Partly sunny. 0% chance of snow.
We hereby proclaim this the first spring day.
We will get out in it and look for signs of the season while we try to build stamina for upcoming long walks on the Cornish Coast.
It has been a long, weird, winter. Many distractions resulted in lack of focus.
There was alot of almost literal naval gazing.
But really, absolutely nothing to complain about. Our pipes didn't freeze, the slippery sidewalks didn't take us down, our cars faithfully served us with a minimum of deserved crankiness, cabin fever did not reach levels that led to calling the cops, an attorney, or even Dr. Phil.
We came out of the deep freeze with a new roof, a rehabbed kitchen and bath, and tuned up innards.
Trips are planned. Kids are doing well. Elders are hanging in there.
And around the neighborhood....houses are selling, which means old neighbors can move on to the next exciting thing and new neighbors are arriving to start the adventure that is home-ownership.
Soon, we expect to see new babies who have been quickly shuffled through the frigid temps from house to car finally available for some leisurely goo-gooing in the great out of doors. The neighborhood toddlers have surely been learning some new words and tricks since we saw them last fall. We hope to see some of them out splashing in the big puddles in the alley today. One of the truest signs of spring!
So, today is the day! The birds are announcing it loudly enough to hear through closed,
and still storm-windowed windows.
Here we go!