Early spring

It has been warm, sunny and beautiful outside. My curtains have been opened, the space heaters turned off, and my mood has greatly improved! I hadn’t been aware that the freezing temperatures would have such an effect on my mood.

I managed to get the second drive cleared of ice and snow. There has been such a long term freeze that under inch or so of snow, there was at least a half an inch of solid ice. Even though it was 66 degrees yesterday, had I not gone out and broken up the snow and ice, the drive would still be covered in it. This morning, after a full night of above freezing temps, the drive was cleared fully. After 3 weeks, I was finally able to make a true grocery run as opposed to just getting a bag or two of what I needed the most. Needless to say, I was excited!

It has been so wonderful opening the curtains and letting the sunlight in. The artichoke seeds I planted on Monday are able to get the sunlight in the small greenhouse I have in my room. While I know that spring won’t fully come until May here, I’m just so happy to have spring like weather early. It has been a long, cold winter.

I’m not usually affected by seasonal affective disorder, but I think with the job, the expense of electricity, and the inability to do much overall, it all coalesced into some major depression. I’m hoping that with the sun, my outlook will remain bright as well.

The temperatures are supposed to stay well above freezing for at least a week and a half. I should be able to get my yard work done before the new growth. In between, I’ll be working on more seedlings and prepping for my garden. We may get some rain, but I’m more than okay with that!

It might be early to be happy about the next season, but I’m willing to celebrate a bit early!

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