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Is it almost spring yet?

I’ve got a little cold. Not too bad, just a bit stuffy and sneezy and coughy and droopy and headache…y. You know the drill.

But even as my energy was waning this afternoon (ok, it was barely 1 o’clock), I was also feeling a sort of kick of emotional energy. I was feeling kind of happy. For absolutely no good reason.

Who needs a reason to be happy, anyway?

I think that seasonal defective disorder is a sneaky thing. The super early nights don’t make me crazy depressed, but I’m certainly less motivated and inspired during the short winter days.

The cold doesn’t help – I just don’t want to stir. Some of my blog friends were getting their first snows in October. How do you guys keep going? Brrrr!

It’s not warm here yet, but my body knows it’s coming. The days are getting longer. I feel as though I’m blinking my eyes, yawning and slowly waking, just about ready to come out of hibernation. My mind and my heart and my muscles are twitching with the need to stretch and move and go and do.

Hurry up Spring!

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  1. I, too, and eager for spring! I did a virtual walk through a garden in an earlier post on my blog to help me tolerate the wait. A few buds are starting to pop out around here, so spring is on the way. But I still want to yell as you have, “Hurry up spring!”

    February 25, 2013
    • I read – and saw – that! I meant to tell you that I liked your roses pictures especially. I always enjoy your nature pictures though 🙂

      February 25, 2013
  2. Winter doesn’t bother me much maybe because it is usually pretty mild here and we only get snow every few years 🙂 I grew up in the Snowbelt so southern winters are easy.

    Hope your cold and the ick that goes with it is short lived. In the meantime, hot chocolate, warm bubble bath, a good book and bed.

    February 25, 2013
    • Thanks Patricia – pamper a cold, right?

      I don’t mind the cold outside as much as the cold in my house. It’s hard for me to get motivated to get up in the mornings. I want to stay under the warm covers!

      February 25, 2013
      • I love a day when I wake up and it is cold and I don’t have to go get up and I can snuggle down and enjoy my cozy nest.

        February 25, 2013
        • Those days are good – I love a snow day or two when I don’t have to work.

          February 26, 2013
          • Me too! Of course, when we have snow nobody works…everything closes down.

            February 26, 2013
          • Not for me – I work at a pharmacy. We don’t close for anything.

            February 26, 2013
          • That’s because you don’t live here. Only road workers, utilities, emergency and hospitals are working when it snows. Drug stores…no.

            February 26, 2013
  3. Buds? Already? We’ve had a nice February. I’m OK about the weather. Until I start complaining.

    February 25, 2013
    • I was thinking about you and Susie L. specifically, haha – how do you guys stand all that cold? I make it a habit to complain about the weather.

      February 26, 2013
  4. We already have daffodils and some of the trees have flowered and have green leaves. I’m not ready for winter to be over because our winter is like everyone else’s spring/early summer!

    February 25, 2013
    • I think we’re no where close to seeing buds and green leaves yet. I recently saw a tweet from another Texas belle, about sundresses and warm weather, and I thought, “It’s still February!” I’m not loving how long the winter seems to last, but I have to admit that I do love having four distinct seasons – and the spring and fall are long enough to really enjoy.

      February 26, 2013
  5. The snowdrops are making their way up but other than that it is still frosty and cold here, with the occasional bout of sunshine though!! I want spring to arrive so badly…
    I hope you get better soon!
    Lorna xx

    February 26, 2013
    • Yes, you strike me as a more warm weather kind of person – or at least get outside kind of weather. I bet spring is really beautiful where you live, if I can judge by your videos. I’m super jealous of the beach videos you’ve shared!

      February 26, 2013
  6. I’m ready for warm weather. I tried to go hiking over the weekend since it was only semi-cold. It didn’t really work out.

    February 26, 2013
    • Yeah, I think you’re pretty close to me geographically – it’s not been terribly cold, but by no means warm. In my opinion, good hiking weather is a very narrow margin of weather 🙂

      February 26, 2013
  7. enjoy scanning your blog off and on. though a bit too philosophical at times for my taste, but lively and cheerful never the less. 🙂

    February 27, 2013
    • Hi Vishal, thanks for checking in 🙂 I’m kind of surprised you don’t get into the philosophical stuff much, because your posts are kind of like being-human poetry to me. But maybe I am reading my own personality into your words 🙂 I guess that’s a good thing!

      February 27, 2013
  8. Sending you warmth and sunshine from my sunny island 🙂 Over here, we complain about the heat and humidity as it’s hot all year round. And people fly off seeking snow and the cold during their vacations. I suppose the good thing about changing seasons is that there’s something to look forward to in spring 🙂

    February 27, 2013
    • I’d find something to complain about no matter where I lived. I like warm, but not heat. Come summertime, I’ll be mouthing off about, I’m sure – especially since the air conditioner in my car still doesn’t work! And you’re right, it’s a great thing to have spring and fall to look forward to 🙂

      February 27, 2013
      • Haha I wonder if there’s a place where it’s spring all year round. I’ll move there in a heartbeat!

        February 27, 2013
        • I’m sure there is – and I’m sure it’s too expensive for me to afford, haha.

          February 27, 2013
  9. Where I live, spring just sneaked by us, and the sun’s has started getting fiercely hot. It’s not yet hot enough to sweat, and the wind is still slightly cold, but it is hot enough to feel the burn. I dislike summers because they get to damn hot that you don’t feel like stepping outside your house and you become highly dependent on air conditioners. At the same time, peak winters do make me sooo supremely lazy. I don’t feel like getting out of my bed. I honestly feel winters are for hibernating. In bed. With someone you love. And lots of hot soup. :’)

    Springs are awesome. And so are autumns. I know of a few places where it’s cool and breezy like that all year round, but I think I’ll need to live there a while to see if it really is as good as it sounds!

    March 3, 2013
    • I did see one kind of tree that had buds growing on it yesterday and I’m going to start paying closer attention now. It’s almost like a game at this point, to catch all the signs of spring. I also don’t like the deep summer heat and sun – I can really sunburn in about 15 minutes. Basically, I like spring and fall too. But I can’t imagine living somewhere where it was like that all the time. I think it might get old and I’d crave some winter. I’d probably never miss super hot summer, but definitely would miss fall and winter. A very little winter, haha.

      March 3, 2013

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