Despite my bold claim that winter is not, in fact, the boss of me. I am realizing how much the grey and wet has been affecting me for the past few months. All I’ve really wanted to do is curl up with a big ball of wool yarn and knit or crochet till my fingers fall off. However, the laundry doesn’t do itself (someone needs to get on that problem, STAT), so everything seems to be moving along more slowly than I’d like.
Particularly when distractions like the last few days have come along: SUNSHINE! Two days of sun and light have been just wonderful, and the boys and I have been outside every afternoon working in the yard.
It felt very good to get outside and work in the yard, to take a look at the earth and to see where buds are setting in anticipation of warmer weather and longer days. It’s much too early to garden in earnest, or even for me to disturb the soil much by removing mulch or pulling too many weeds; more cold and rain always comes before the end of February. But doing this bit of clean-up was just what I needed to get re-acquainted with my shrubs and moss and bits of earth. It’s been a fabulous few Sunshine Days.