Today I have a bone to pick with the Mother Nature. Or Mother Goddess. Or Mother Earth. Whatever she is going by these days. More importantly, whatever will get her attention the fastest. Because my friends, I can not stand this weather another minute! There, I said it. I am sitting with my winter sweater wrapped about me. Goosebumps. My teeth clattering. I have already packed my winter coats away and my poor little polka dot tootsies are unable to be properly viewed as they so deserve. No, instead they are tucked inside my furry slippers. Sigh. Hasn't winter dragged on long enough?
I have been dreaming of spring as far back as February. Barbecues, walks in the park, scatterings of pinks and purples in fragrant aromas, even bugs. And thunderstorms. I will take any of it if it will just come. And stick.
I have done everything in my power short of screaming from the hilltops to have my wishes be heard. And I have given numerous subtle hints as well.
If you follow my blog on a regular basis you may remember a few of my futile attempts...
I did a bedroom make under. I stripped curtains and dark brown bedding/lamp shades to let in the light. Any light I could snatch up... I added white linens and a frilly spring pillow.
I racked my brain and ransacked my scrapbook supplies and created this lovely "fake" spring image. Then a light bulb came on and on a whim I decided to start a 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge. (This photo would become the button.) A reason to look for the beauty even while I was in the "waiting" stage. And by the way, it is still going until May 15th. Grab your cameras and join me.
I had a polka dot party thinking Mother Nature might want to join me. Ha! WRONG. So, so wrong.
We made edible nests. 'Cause what says spring more than robin's nests?
I made my kids wear flip flops for our Easter photo shoot, 'cause I'm mean that way. And then despite all my efforts, we lost our props to the wind and froze our behinds off and had to accept defeat.
I took a walk through the Arboretum looking for signs of spring. Any sign. Perhaps I was expecting a miracle. I did find beauty, but in the most unsuspecting of places. A naked grove of trees. But it didn't exactly scream spring. Sigh. Below is one of my rare spring finds. She's a keeper.
And just today I bought this adorable cake pan at Target (50% off in their Easter section- go. hurry. run.) and made some yummy spring berry muffins. Aren't they just the most adorable things ever?
And yet nothing. It is still cold. Still dreary. And I am grumpy. Sorry I am human. The end.
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