I took it for granted. Warm weather. WarmER weather. When the trees had leaves and the grass was green. When I thought it was too hot for my pregnant self to hang outside with my toddler. When the grill wasn't covered by a cover and inches of snow. I took it for granted.
I would give just about anything for a walk to the park. To run around the yard with Cannon. I fantasize about sitting on the back deck and refilling the water table or digging holes in the dirt. I don't Iike dirt and I would love to dig in it. We can't even see earth.
I really don't like snow. Unless I am on a lift or sitting around a fire in a lodge, I don't like snow. Sledding (not 'sled riding') is fun for a few minutes. And will probably be more fun when my kids are excited about it and don't mind 'snow on my boots Mommy!'. So it can melt. I am fine with that.
I am ready for blue skies that don't bring -3.5 degree temps. I have cabin fever. My house is a petri dish. I am remembering fondly the 4 days this season when Cannon didn't have a cold. I am closely monitoring my tiny 3 month old who has her brother's cold. I am sure we will all get it. Petri dish.
I am ready for summer salads and grilled chicken. Ready to switch back to white. Ready for sunsets after 7pm. Ready for a new swing set to go up. I am ready to eat on patios and not turn my headlights on when driving at 4:30. I am ready for pedicures for a reason and clothes I didn't get to wear last spring. I am ready for zoo picnics and after dinner walks. I am ready for baseball. I am ready for a double jogger and outdoor sweating instead of Jillian on the DVR. I am ready for tank tops. Not under sweaters. Just saying.
February will be even more gray. It always is. But. It brings a celebration. Of a new year. A new decade. New adventures. New challenges. Same wonderful life. Can't complain about February. So hurry up. And March, don't be a stranger either.
I officially have the winter doldrums.
The Best part? At least I have cute coats to bundle up in.
And just so you know, you can expect a similar post in September. How i can't wait for snow. And cold. And red.
Happy Monday kids.