I know, I know, it’s spring already. Days are longer, more sunshine. Etc. Blah blah, whatever. I’m not feeling it. I’m feeling mopey and dopey, unmotivated, unenthusiastic, and generally bleh.
Yesterday at work, I googled “things to do.” Literally (in the correct usage of this term), I feel like I have no ideas to motivate me to do anything. One of the ideas that came out of the search was to engage in a hobby. I went through my head of all the hobbies I picked up and put down and can’t think of anything that excites me. The only thing I still enjoy doing is tending the houseplants. Thank goodness for that little bit of activity.
Lately I’ve been trying to plan a trip to somewhere. I get excited about it for all of a day and then I lose interest. In the place. In traveling. In leaving the house.
There’s a big snow storm outside right now too. The groundhog was right.
This blog is eleven. Today was freezing cold and windy. Temperatures in the low 20s with the wind making it feel even colder. I don’t need no stinkin’ rodent to tell me it’s winter until it’s spring. Though that’s exactly what he said. Six more weeks of winter. I’m glad about it though. Maybe if I dance hard enough, we’ll get a proper snow.
Happy Pi Day! It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday. How fitting.
It snowed pretty hard last night and today. I went into the office late and most people weren’t around. It’s kind of nice to watch a satisfying snowstorm before winter is over. I guess the groundhog, Phil, was right after all about a long winter. It was springlike weather all winter long and just as we’re a week away from Spring, we get this.
This blog is 10 years old! TEN! YEARS! A decade!
This winter has been more spring-like than wintery so I’m not even paying attention to the ol’ rodent. My nose knows what’s going and and what’s going on is, we haven’t had much of a winter.
I went downtown for a work event yesterday. During the lunch break, I met up with a friend for lunch and we walked around our old favorite walking paths from 10 years ago. 10!!! Not too much had changed except ourselves. She said she’s less patient. I am less restless. And we both reminisced about when we used to walk around town every day during lunch. I had a few extra minutes and walked around some gardens that we used to walk through. I don’t know how they do it but the roses were still in bloom. Then again, it was 70 some degrees today.
And it’s back into the 80s we go. I knew this autumn weather wasn’t ready to be officially cold just yet, so I left a few summer items mingling about. It’s so weird wearing gloves one morning and then whipping out my last opportunity for a summer dress a few days later.
Lows are in the 40s this week so winter gear is officially returning back into my wardrobe! I just need to find my mittens or gloves somewhere. Anyway, this weekend, I did the Summer Winter swapparoo with my clothes. As I went through my summer stuff I realized every week I grabbed for the same holey shirts and shorts week after week, while at the bottom of the drawers were perfectly nicer things that I never wore all season. I forgot about them all. Now the question is, do I get rid of the holey stuff or the stuff I don’t wear? I’ve tossed a few holey things into the donation pile – and yes, after learning that Goodwill recycles all textiles (except moldy ones – groady), I don’t feel bad about handing over everything, even stuff I’ve worn the shit out of and is unsalable.
The below freezing temps are back! This winter has really been back and forth with unusually warm and then super cold weather. Just when I thought I could put away my winter gear, I find myself packing more clothes on again.
It’s been snowing pretty steadily since yesterday afternoon.
I’ve been eating and checking on my nekos on Neko Atsume. We went out for a “quick” run to Whole Foods which had lines snaking around the store. I didn’t end up getting very much. A sack of navel oranges, kale, and dried beans. I didn’t really need anything, just curious about the stories I’ve been hearing about the zoo that this the grocery store right before big snow! It was busy but not as busy as some normal Sunday’s at Trader Joe’s and it was still pretty orderly.
People are outside in shorts and t-shirts today. I saw cherry blossoms starting to bloom on Christmas. I have the windows open to cool our place down a bit. It’s been an unseasonably warm winter. If it wasn’t for the very short days, I’d say this was mid-Spring.