I am not a winter gal.
I love the color changes of the leaves in the fall. I love Thanksgiving and all of the holiday preparations for Christmas. I even love the snow – especially when I don’t have to leave my house. I am one, however, that is ready for my pj’s as soon as it gets dark. That’s hard when it gets dark even before I leave work.
But no more! The days are getting longer, with a few days of less than freezing temperatures. I am straining toward the spring, toward the warmer, longer days ahead. Did you know Daylight Savings Time begins March 10th!!!
While I try to ‘be in today’, I am a self-diagnosed ADD woman inherited directly from my mother. I love to do things, too-many-to-do things. Here’s a confession: I have spent the entire month of January starting new projects. Well, in my head at least. And I’m already over-whelmed and tired and stressed. Yikes. Do you ever do that?
I’m really longing for Spring. The longer days so I can cram more into them without falling asleep. Spending more time outside because I need to breathe warm, fresh air. I need to get in my dirt and play in my garden. See my herbs from last summer?
Last summer Mr. K built me a wonderful red fence around my raised beds to keep out the rabbits and deer, and over the winter he has been building me a two-bay compost bin. I can’t wait to move it into my garden and show you. What’s that, you say? I’m being impatient? Yep.
Here’s my garden entrance after a snow this winter. The gate is from the 1904 home my daughter and son-in-law purchased a couple of years ago. Yet, as beautiful as it is, I can’t get in yet, everything’s still sleeping.
So, I wait. Impatiently.
I will list out my wills and won’ts, my hope to’s and my have to’s, and it will straighten out. Writing it out helps me be realistic and organized. This life is so full of so many wonderful and beautiful and delightful things. I can’t do all of them as much as I would like to, and some will have to fall to the side. Yet, I know many will happen and I’m so excited.
LORD, I thank you for today and what it will bring. To you I offer my day and myself, and I thank you I don’t have to wait until spring for the goodness and love you’ll show me.
Enjoy this not-yet-spring day.