Spring is being marked all over the country. We have certainly noticed all of the lovely telltale signs here in the south. But, as the little roots are pushing their way up through the cold soil, the grass is changing from a wintry umber to a soft pale green, and the beautiful tiny cherry blossoms are about to spring open, this inbetween time feels like a challenge this year.
Everyone is waiting for time to reveal plans for our family. Everyone is fidgety ~ to get outside to plant, move, travel. It seems we each have some events in our lives that are keeping us watching the clock and trying to nudge the time on a bit.
I have definitely fallen into the doldrums of early Spring. I am impatient at this time of year. I yearn for something to happen…for change…for new challenges to throw my raw energy into with fervor.
We’ve had recent colds that have kept us under the weather ~ adding to the tick tock of the clock. A fair share of hot chocolates (with a few marshmallows to sweeten those doldrums) have been poured out.
It was Patrick’s turn to pick out a soup from “the big soup book“. We were all certainly grateful for his choice of a nice pasta soup with peas in a light broth flavored with ham.
Soups always seems to cure the doldrums as well as the sniffles.
We’re doing a fair amount of waiting around here. M. is waiting for news on colleges. P. is waiting for news on hopeful career positions. And I am hit strongest at this time of year to …travel.
|Not another bath time! No!|
The doldrums even hit poor little Chester. This little guy is getting a few more baths at this time of year than he would prefer. With the periods of on and off rain, he is also waiting ~ for the end of so many recurring bath times.
We have a new baby to see. We have a niece who will marry. Exciting travel ahead of us in a few months to celebrate these occasions.