My Spring

There are inklings of spring here. A few flowers have begun to bloom steps away from my front door. Tiny dots of purple and yellow in the grays and browns. There are traces of snow on my street and I can’t wait for spring to wipe out everything that was so last season.

This winter and many of you can attest to this, was a long winter for me. I think there are a few of you out there that felt the same way. We got colds and the blahs and we were confronted. Winter takes you to depths you didn’t know you could reach. Where you’re so low you’re not sure you can find your way back to the top.

This winter matched my winter. It was my season to be stripped of comfort and certainty and chilled to the bone. Storm after storm I took it on the chin and clung to what could be. To that inevitable spring. It was always just around the corner. Can I tell you how much I loathe that phrase; it’s just around the corner. It’s a big tease that leads to nowhere. But, spring was and is just around the corner. If winter was my life bare branch for bare branch is it possible for this spring to be my much longed for spring?

If I could summon spring with sheer will I would. It takes its time and makes its way. I can’t force it. I can prepare for it. I can welcome it. When it arrives I want to be ready. There will be leftovers – some things that still need tending to, but my hope is that spring will be my winter’s reward. I want to rise to the occasion and match it color for color, growth for growth.

Swept Up

In a new desk
Scott and I went to Ikea yesterday and bought a much needed desk for our new home. We used to have an office, but there is no such thing as an office here. I’ve found a corner of the house that I think will work and that’s where the desk will go. I needed something tall and not too bulky. Something that wouldn’t take up too much room but have enough storage. So, that’s the desk and the matching cabinet that goes directly above the desk to look like one unit. There’s a matching bench that tucks under the desk that is oversold (whatever that means) but should be coming to the store in a week. I will be returning for that bench. It hasn’t been set up yet, but I can’t wait to get that filing cabinet and its contents out of my bedroom and store it in this desk.

10 thoughts on “My Spring

  1. Kate Coveny Hood

    I am SO ready for spring. And I’m hoping that the external spring will trigger the internal one. Slowly thawing…

  2. Dorkys Ramos

    Oh I cannot wait for warmer weather and consecutive sunshiny days!! So ready to shed this coat and this never-ending cough and skip all over town and sun beaming on my face. Just thinking about it makes me want it to come even faster. I feel like a huddled mole scurrying as fast as I can from one hole to the next, covered in layer after layer. I’ve had enough already.

  3. thezeninyou

    I am looking forward to Spring… I love the new warmth in the air, and the breeze of possibility. I love to play some good music, open all the windows and let my home fill up with fresh air. I am beginning to feel that my hibernation is coming to an end…I am looking forward to that.

  4. sugarlens

    Same here – I am looking forward to the warm weather! My new puppy hasn’t been out much at all since we got him in January due to the cold. I can’t wait to walk him and show him around the neighborhood. 🙂

  5. dawn

    spring may not physically be here yet for you heidi, but i definitely see spring in your lovely words. welcome to your season of warmth and possibilities!

  6. Linda Sue

    I have to say this past winter sucked big time~ just around the corner…a brick wall covered in barbed wire and around that corner another corner… winter, bummer..I love your new desk. Desks thrill me. After a winter like this past one everyone should go out and buy a desk!

  7. Isabella Snow

    I am waiting for Spring, too! Saw some tulip bulbs today, but it’s supposed to snow this week so I don’t think it’s quite Spring yet. Your new desk looks lovely!

  8. Heidi

    hi all,
    i spoke too soon. i was tempting fate by saying spring had almost sprung. it snowed and now it’s beyond cold. sunny though! i have hope though. it won’t be long now. and your lovely blogs help with that too….all of those beautiful photos of spring-like things.

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