It’s Sunday morning, a slow lazy morning sleeping in as late as my dogs would allow, today that’s 8am. I’ve spent the past 45 minutes, surfing a few blogs, getting caught up on a few that I enjoy, but now I need more coffee.
Taking the dogs outside this morning, the temperature is not as breath-robbing-fridged as yesterday’s blistering windy 18 degrees, but it’s still cold. There’s no snow to justify our temperatures; in fact, it has been a very bizarre and wacky winter. We’ve had a few random snow falls, a lot of ran, our temperatures have ranged from single digits to upper 60s in February. The internet joke is that winter is drunk. I think Mother Nature cannot make up her mind what she is doing. A week or so ago I saw a picture of Picture Rocks on Lake Superior, there is almost no ice….just a little bit at the shore line and even that is broken and chunky. Usually the Coast Guard is taking the Ice Breaker ships through to keep the shipping lanes open and every one is talking how thick the ice is. Not this year. Two weeks ago, I noticed that I have lilies popping up out of the ground.
This winter has been weird to say the very least. I bought new snowshoes last December when we had a couple feet on the ground, then everyone was predicting one of the snowiest winters on record…. Well that proved to a be a load of crap. The snowshoes sit, in their storage bag on my shelf with other gear, used once this year. I’m not going to lie, I’m disappointed.
So now here it is March 12th and I’ve managed one short day of hiking, more a nature walk on a 60 degree day, since early January. I also have not accomplished much around my house. I had told myself in early January that I would set a winter goal to cut down on junk in this house. I swear no matter how much stuff I donate to the Goodwill, it seems like it has not changed.
I guess I am just feeling frustrated; by this house, the winter, things at work…. Even this past week in the gym, I felt like it was just a crap week of lifting. Don’t get me wrong, I was hitting decent numbers (especially only a month back into heavy lifting), so I should be content with that, for now. Just with everything else, inside I feel something things to break. Something needs to give. I need to get back on track with all the things I had planned in my head back in January…all the things I had wanted to do or accomplish by April.
….and then I realize I totally forgot about the time change last night. Ugh… it’s not 9am, it’s 10. I truly despise daylight savings time.
I need more coffee.