Saturday, February 27, 2021

A Little Spring in My Step #SOSMagic

For a short month, February sure has seemed at least two months long.

As I went about my Saturday routine of grocery shopping, laundry, and cleaning, I found a little spring in my step.

The only traces of last week's snowstorm are the snow mountains that dot the parking lots and the clumps of grass and dirt from the roadway that accidentally found their way in front of the snowplows and are now haphazardly laying in people's yards.

Looking in the landscape this morning I saw the heads of the daffodils poking their way through the mulch - a true sign that spring may be on its way.

As I was tidying up my desk in Ethan's-bedroom-turned-my-office, I opened the window a crack to let in the sun rays and the freshness of the spring-like air. 

I heard my husband tinkering with his Jeep, preparing for that riding-with-the-top-down kind of day.

Tonight I plan to grill burgers, hopefully toasting winter's departure. 

I feel it. 

I feel the change of the seasons today. I feel the promise of spring. 

I hope Mother Nature doesn't let me down.

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  1. No doubt the spring will come. It always does. What remains unknown is how much the winter resists leaving and shows its temper in March. The first signs of spring always bring so much joy.

  2. We actually had the wrath of winter down here in the south last week. It made me appreciate the balmy days of spring. There seems to be so much work to get the yard ready, though, because there is so much dead debris. Your post is just the kind of slice that inspires me for the SOLC beginning tomorrow. Will you be writing?

  3. Signs of spring are always welcomed with open arms. Let's hope we have seen the last of Mother Nature's chillier side. My husband was cutting back the liriope and there was a lot of fresh green hidden under the leaves.

  4. You inspired me to search around my yard to see if anything has popped up around the edges of the snow yet!

    I love this post of hope!

  5. There is so much hope that lies in the start of spring :)

  6. How wonderful to see signs of spring!

  7. Awww, yep I was with you this week!!! my favorite line, "I heard my husband tinkering with his Jeep, preparing for that riding-with-the-top-down kind of day." I would love a ride too xo