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Saturday, January 25, 2014

#Celebratelu Spring is Coming!



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It's been a bitter cold week and I could bemoan my cold, stiff fingers or the inflated heating bills
that will be billowing in, there is a lot to celebrate! 

One: Monday, was Martin Luther King's birthday, a day "off" from school making a delicious long weekend.  (even if it was snow covered, filled with shoveling, and bitter cold)!
Two: Tuesday was, an "early dismissal" amid a blanket of snow descending on the area(While it still took me 2 hours to get home, I know I was among the lucky ones as those who left their businesses later that evening had far longer, much colder, and more harrowing trips home.)   
Three: Wednesday, we had a delayed opening to school and we knew about it the night before so I did not set the alarm!  Yes, there was shoveling and yes the commute including some drifting snow, but still!
Four: With all that "extra" time, I was able to make a local HS basketball game and watch my niece "whoop up" on a team that beat them earlier this season. It made for a late night, but it was still a bit of "extra" fun that all the snow, cold, and "extra time" gave me! 
Five: Spring is coming! There is evidence that moments of daylight are increasing!  At first I thought it was just the time "off" from school; however, even after a full day, even after leaving school late, there was "some brightness" to the sky!  The last lines of Oliver Herford's poem, remind me that "We are nearer to Spring, than we were in September.”  (yes, I realize the poem is about December!)

I Heard a Bird Sing
by Oliver Herford
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,”
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

From Welcome Christmas! A Garland of Poems (Viking Press, 1955).

           

7 comments:

Jaana said...

I needed a reminder that spring is coming! I love snow, but the bitter cold seems to be getting tome. I will now focus on the longer days instead of the cold! happy celebrating!

Michelle Haseltine said...

I'm struck by the lovely words you used in your post this morning!! "Billowing, delicious, harrowing, brightness, drifting, and whooping it up!"

Your words made me smile today!!

Loralee Landers said...

Same here! Lovely words!

...And I love snow! I love how everything slows down...

Happy Saturday!

LInda Baie said...

I love the poem, a sweet reminder, Anita! Happy that you made it through the week with some joy mixed into the weather. We had snow one day, then 50s the next-very strange! Have a good weekend!

Holly Mueller said...

I've noticed the lengthening days, too, and I love it! The extra time the snow days/delays have created really is great. I've enjoyed sleeping longer! :-)

Tara said...

Good for you that you are thinking Spring. We had the same fractured week at school - and more snow is coming our way, I've heard. Oh, for Spring!

Terje said...

Love it - Spring is Coming!