Friday, February 27, 2015

Wishful thinking, maybe

Is it my imagination or just wishful thinking? To me it feels as though winter’s grip is loosening just the tiniest bit. Well, after tonight, anyway.

Even on a cold day now, the sun is warmer. When I can stand in the afternoon sun someplace out of the wind, a day can feel almost balmy. It’s a welcome improvement.

I look forward to resuming my walks in the woods, preferably without the ever-present Yak-trax. Or even, just walking anywhere without Yak-trax. Those things are wonderful but I still can’t walk fast enough to work up a sweat or get my heart rate up. It feels like a long time since I’ve done that, and I’m about half afraid it will be like starting over again. I look forward to the activity, though.

I’m also looking forward to having a cleaner cabin. Since sometime in January, every weekend has brought snow, and my major activity this winter has been snow shoveling, not housecleaning. Truthfully, I don’t much like housecleaning, in general. My opinion is that I won’t go to my grave wishing I’d kept a cleaner house. But I wouldn’t mind spending one weekend catching up on my cleaning. That’s not unreasonable.


Scott said...

I took my two restoration ecology classes on a field trip this morning, and none of the students wanted to go into the visitor center for an orientation. I think they were too heavily dressed to be indoors and...they wanted to enjoy the warm sun! You're not imagining things.

Sharkbytes said...

Not a fan of cleaning. My place needs more than a weekend. SO want to walk on bare ground again.

Carolyn H said...

Scott: The sun feels wonderful right now. I even sat out in a chair in my driveway for a bit on Sunday afternoon.

Carolyn H said...

Joan: My place needs more than a weekend of cleaning, too, but a weekend of it would go a long way (I think).