Monday, March 11, 2013


SPRING has begun making an apperance this week in the valley, and I couldn't be happier.

I am spring's number one fan.  For real.  If there were Spring Fan Club t-shirts, I would have them.  One in every colour.  Ask my husband.  I, like the thing that have been hiding under the snow all winter long, come ALIVE in the spring. 


So, the subtle signs of the arrival of spring have been cause for celebration.

BBQing without a coat on!  Playing in the puddles!  Hanging out in the sunroom again! Cleaning up the front porch...even SITTING on the front porch for a few minutes today. 

This is exciting people, I'm excited.

(With some cute three year old thrown in for good measure.)

Tonight, it rains.  By tomorrow morning, the river will be raging, living up to it's name, and the snow left on the ground will be way way less; whereas I will be one step closer to not wearing socks, and putting the screens in the windows, and getting my fingers in the dirt, and soaking up the sunshine; which is all one step closer to swimming in the pond, and fresh tomatos off the vine, and drinking beer on the porch.

I do not begrudge a single day of this winter.  I have enjoyed winter more this year than I have any year in the past.  But holy hell am I ready for this next step.

Bring on the spring!!

Foiled by 140 characters.

Ugh.  I've been bitten by the bug of writers block or something these days.  Aparently I am only able to compose smart witty updates in 140 characters or less, or in 2 sentence facebook posts, or via a clever photo on Instagram.  Blog posts?  Too long, too much commitment, too daunting.

So how to fix this?  I MISS this blog.  The other night, I spent 45 minutes with Griffin going through the old blog and looking at photos after photos, and giggling our fool heads off.  This was all back before twitter and facebook and instagram, and I look back on it all and TREASURE those words that I took the time to write and save.  Facebook posts?  Not so much retrievable.  I can't go back and look at every single one of those the way  can with this blog, and a few years down the road, I'm going to miss that. 

I guess I just have to commit to this.  I sure am "commited" to Facebook.  (Damn that Facebook.)  And Instagram.  (That one I love!) But this, dear old Blogger, this feels somehow antiquated.  And writing - I'm out of practice.  I feel like I can excel and rock the short updates but the long ones feel difficult.

Anyone suffering from the same phenomenon?