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.
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.