I remember a teacher from way back in grade school telling us kids that every day we should “be like the sun and rise and shine”, no matter how we felt. I thought of that phrase this morning – I was up and at ‘em and ready to take on the day – but Mr. Sun … well, not so much.
When I left the house, wrapped up in full, cold-weather gear, it was still another gloomy morning, with below-freezing temps and a stiff 20 mph wind. Yikes!
While the math nerds may be liking today as it is “Square Root Day” (the date is 4/4/16, so one of nine events in a century, when both the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year), I know these frosty temps are numbers that don’t sound right for the 4th of April, nor for the anticipated cold weather that is predicted for the next ten days or so.
What little snow we had left over from Saturday was long gone, but I noticed that the pesky Snow in the Mountain has already crept into the lava rock and mulch in two of my gardens – you win some, you lose some I guess.
I have racked up 142 miles so far this year and was hoping to reach 150 on Wednesday which is “National Walking Day” but the weathermen are already breathless in anticipation about the next bad weather front, slated for Wednesday, and guaranteed to be an off-and-on rainy, sleety mess all day, so the consolation prize for such a sloppin’ morn is a few more extra ZZZZZZZs.
Oh hurry up Spring; I’ve waited a long time for you and my patience is wearing thin.
In the meantime, a girl can just dream …
[Image by Tangjiao from Pixabay]