March sure rolled in like a lion around here! We had everything from sunbreaks to downpours to windstorms yesterday and my favorite meteorologist is predicting “hail and rainbows” today and another, milder, windstorm later. I love it! After months of boring weather, I’m enjoying the excitement. I love the dramatic skies we often have in March, the huge, white, puffy clouds, the dark blue-black angry cloud, the frequent, though brief, sunbreaks and the occasional rainbow.
I enjoyed one of those brief sunbreaks a few days ago when the dull, gray skies cleared enough to let the golden light of the setting sun break through the trees. I just happened to be in a good spot to capture the fleeting beauty.
It’s moments like this that remind me of why we chose to live in an older neighborhood in an older house. I love being surrounded by nature instead of just rows upon rows of huge houses. You couldn’t find a scene like the one above in any of the new neighborhoods around here.
Aside from enjoying the dramatic weather, this week has been challenging, so far. The planets seem to be aligned in just the right way to provide me with many frustrations and obstacles to overcome and no energy to do so. My week started off like this:
When I drug myself out of bed Monday morning, the only thing I was looking forward to was savoring my very last cup of Trader Joe’s Wintry Blend coffee. (They are out for the year.) After dragging my tired, achy body up to the kitchen, I found the empty can of Wintry Blend sitting on the counter!!!!! My 16-year-old, who caused me endless amounts of stress, frustration and despair over the weekend, had used the last of it. The day continued on like that, culminating in my almost-tearful realization that PBS hadn’t aired a new episode of Downton Abbey on Sunday and there’s only one episode left. 😦
Yesterday involved a tired, achy body and lots of cat puke ending up on lots of surfaces. It’s just how things seem to go for me in the early spring. It seems to be a season of pushing me to my limits with small, annoying, unnecessary obstacles. I have no choice but to go with it, cleaning up cat puke and running endless errands that only seem to crop up this time of year and resting and watching for rainbows when I get the chance.
I do hope we get hail and rainbows today. And more of these kinds of clouds.
I am determined to enjoy these blustery March days but I can’t help but expect more nasty surprises, like cat puke in my shoe or a sudden windstorm that knocks out our power during the Downton Abbey finale. And what’s up with my hands being so swollen all of a sudden? Why can’t I just get a stuffy nose and itchy eyes from allergies like everyone else? Why must spring be a time of torment? Why, why, WHY?!?!
Well, I’m off to check to see what my cats are up to. They’ve been quiet for far too long….