Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mother Nature Up to her Old Tricks

There is an old saying "out like a lion, in like a lamb" or vice versa for the beginning of March.  March came in like a lamb, much to my disappointment as it means more weeks of winter.  Mother Nature apparently remembered the saying as she decided to dump 6 inches of snow on us the other day.  Old Mother Nature likes to play tricks on us this time of year.  She gives us a day of sunshine, warmer temps and like young children we run around with a giddy step, shedding heavy coats and mittens for a light jacket.  The sky is bluer than we remember and the air is clean and fresh and we are invigorated. In a blink of an eye, it is gone.  Cold winds are blowing, enormous snowflakes are falling to the ground and we are once again stuck inside standing at a window wondering when it will all end.  It's hard living in the north.  But, there is a promise of spring with each new bird that shows up at the feeder.  There is a warming of the land that can be felt with the days getting longer. 

I'm anxious to start new projects, clean out cupboards and drawers, rearrange furniture and think about new wallpaper for my dining room.  Until I can open the windows and listen to the birds, I pass the time away cross-stitching or reading a book.  I just finished Nora Ephron's "I Feel Bad About My Neck".  Thoroughly enjoyed her writing of getting older.  Now I am onto "Gap Creek".  I have a thing about books.  I love them, love to hold them, smell them, but just can't fit one more book into my house.  The district library is wonderful as I can check books out, read them and then return.  Goodwill always has an abundant supply of books, so I pick some up there.  When I'm finished reading , I donate them back.  So not only have I remedied the book population in my house, I'm recycling.  I feel good about that. 

Pinterest?  I wasn't quite sure if I was ready to take the plunge, but finally did and I'm not sure if it is a Godsend or a curse.  I love pinning pictures, recipes, quotes.  Each picture is like looking through a magazine without the hassle of what to do with it after you're done.  I started out with a few boards and like everything else in my life, became undated with more and more.  I'm so busy pinning, that I forget to go in and look at what I actually pinned.  Since I am of an age of being more forgetful, Pinterest is an ideal way for me to "pin" books that I want to read when I have time.  My wish for the upcoming days is that I become more organized in my life which will give me more time to read and figure out a way to put a spring back into my step.  Happy Spring!


  1. Hi, Barb! Hope your snow is melting by now. We are supposed to get up to 50 by this weekend! Now that's spring cleaning weather!

    I read that book by Nora Ephron a few years ago and laughed my head off. She was such a good writer.

    Have a great weekend, my friend!


  2. Jane, so good to hear from you. Snow is slowly melting, but not as warm here as they predicated - no sun as of yet! I love to read, so with all the long days decided I needed to pick up a couple at the library. I always enjoy what you are reading, so thanks for the inspiration. Also check your blog to see what you are up to & do enjoy it. Just anxious for spring & projects to tackle. Take care, Barb