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After the last few days of positively frigid temperatures (getting as low as -22 F overnight in my neck of the woods), coupled with the forecast for yet another whopper of a snowstorm tonight into tomorrow, I’m definitely ready for spring (not that I wasn’t already with anticipation for the wedding, but still). Actually, I’m ready for any kind of warm weather.

“Can we move to Florida?” I asked Ty over the phone the other night. “Please?

God bless the man, his immediate response was a surprised, “Sure,” followed by, “Does it have to be Florida? How about Tennessee?”

At this point, I don’t care where it is, as long as it’s someplace warm, sunny, free of snow and will get me rid of the winter blues. Because vitamin D3 supplements, as marvelous as they are, just aren’t cutting it these days.

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“So it is.”

“And freezing.”

“Is it?”

“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
– A. A. Milne

Good old Eeyore, we are kindred pessimistic spirits, he and I – at least when it comes to snow!

Anyhow, they’re predicting another 10-12 inches of snow over the next 24 hours. Ack. Did I mention it’s only January and winter lasts sometimes as late as April here in New England?

I think it’s time to buy some flowers and bring a little spring cheer to the house. I’d try the whole ‘put bulbs in the fridge for a week and then plant them for early spring flowers’ but I’ve tried that in the past only to forget to water the bulbs or leave them in the fridge indefinitely. But there are pretty pots of narcissi at the local grocery store and bouquets of fresh tulips in all sorts of colors – so the next time I’m heading in that direction, I think something bright, cheery and colorful will find its way home with me.

(I’d feel guilty for splurging on flowers if it weren’t for the fact that it’s going to be flowers or chocolate because I need something other than just vitamin D3 to cheer me up fast and I’m trying to be good and not eat too many sweets)

Are you ready for spring? What do you do to keep yourself from being all gloomy during the long winter months?

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