Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Snow time like spring

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.  ~Hal Borland

 I know we'll get spring eventually.  I just know we will.  I know this snow will melt.  I know it.  But sometimes knowing things and feeling things are two different things.  It feels like this winter will never end.

I don't hate winter.  I like the snow and the little bit of hibernation that I feel justified slipping into.  But, it's now April 17th and we're on another round of 3-9 inches of snow in the forecast.  Maybe it's just my Facebook newsfeed full of complaints about the weather that is bringing me down.  

I need to stay away from my window, my computer, and the local weather reports for the next two days.  I should keep my nose in my book, only surfacing occasionally to eat and make more coffee.  I'm suffering a bit from cabin fever.  But if I just keep my head down, I can escape into a book and forget about the LONGEST snow melt EVER.  Did I mention that this book takes place in Virginia (the state, not the northern Minnesota city)?  It's a lot more green in the book.  

I'll just keep my head down.

Eventually it will stop snowing. 

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson