Thursday, January 27, 2011
Bored, Bored, Bored
The recent rain hasn't helped. Nor the fact that each day holds only about 5 hours of sunlight. All right, maybe not 5, that's Alaska; I tend to exaggerate when bored out of my mind. But, it's dark now, and it will be dark when I get home from work. I find this part of winter tedious. The novelty and beauty of early winter has worn off, and turned dull, flat. I'm tired of the activities that a couple of months ago brought cheer and contentment, making the big pot of chili, reading by the fire, getting cozy in a blanket.
But in just a few short weeks, we'll be headed toward March, and crocus will be popping up here and there to surprise us. I know where to look for that first one, too. It will be in the front yard of a house on the left side of the road as we start out on the neighborhood walk route we refer to as "the lower loop." Oh, I can't wait. I'm so grateful to live in a place with four distinct seasons. We'll make it. In the meantime, maybe one more pot of chili, and some TV to pass the time.