Monday, March 8, 2010

They're here!

I heard them before I saw them. A new gracenote had been added to the
morning birdsong. I looked carefully at the maple in the front yard
and sure enough, there it was ... a robin!

Spring has sprung, people, the grass is riz! If I'd had more energy
last fall, I'd be seeing daffodils straining up through the snow-
covered mud.

And speaking of snow, it's beating a fast retreat. It is both
evaporating and melting, and I'm just thankful I don't live in a
floodplain. I have friends whose business is right next to the river,
though, and if we get any kind of rain later this week … oh, I don't
want to think about it.

Daily weigh-ins make me crazy. And depressed. And did I mention crazy?
Journaling hasn't been that big a deal and since my journaling program
also encourages exercise, I've been very good about getting the 30-Day
Shred done. The weather turned from winter to spring literally
overnight on Friday, and I got a couple nice long walks in over the
weekend (and another one today). Weighing daily, though, that's a big
deal. I guess I'm more of an instant-gratification kinda gal than I'd
like to think I am. Patience, grasshopper, patience. One pound gone so
far. BFD, but hey … a pound lost is better than a pound gained! Ask me
how I know! <smirk>

I loved the Oscars, and my husband even said the show was
"entertaining." We watched until the very end, which is remarkable for
someone (me) who usually is lights out at 9:30 p.m.!

Having trouble with Blogger today, so I'll cut this short. Manana!

1 comment:

denise said...

I'm interested that you found the Oscard "entertaining." I actually found it more...awkward. I watched the whole thing, so it wasn't like it was just felt a smidge off somehow all the way through - at least to me.

Spring is really in the air here also - you could literally just "feel" it in the air this weekend - and I too have started hearing more bird songs.

According to our long-range forecast, I shouldn't get TOO attached to our 60+ degree weather, as it's taking a dive again this weekend - along with all the rain that's expected. But still, it's a vast improvement over a few weeks ago.

And, next week we get more daylight after our "spring ahead" on it when I get to see some light at the end of the day!