Did I really just say that?
In all of our longing for warm sunny days, and green, and color in our lives, we tend to forget what else the new season brings.
* Cleaning out the flower beds. Yes, it's fun to find little green things coming to life, and seeing the worms wind their way through the soil (sorry Tracy), and smell the earth. But in my case, it's a LOT of work. And my back doesn't let me work too hard for very long. So that makes a project that I used to be able to do in one day, take one month. I realize this one is my own problem, I could let the gardens go back to grass. But the people who specifically walk by my yard to check things out would be sad.
* More things to sweep. In the winter, it's just basic everyday floor junk. Now, it's stuff that is tracked in from everywhere, as well as keeping the steps, sidewalks, and patios swept. Ugh. Have I mentioned I live on a corner?
* Too many fun options. This weekend, shall I go to rummage sales? Plant sales? The Shepherd's Festival? The Festival of Nations? Farmer's Market? A picnic by the river? A trip to Stockholm, Wisconsin? And soon, weddings and graduation parties. To think of all the winter weekends where I had to find things to do.
* Too many precautions. While it can be a pain to pull on boots and find a matching pair of gloves to keep away the winter chill, now we will have to start thinking about sunscreen, and bug spray, and trying to remember the last time we shaved our legs. And our toes will need extra attention if we plan to wear sandals.
See? Winter doesn't seem so bad now, does it?
Whomever called them the lazy, hazy days of summer must have been a man.