Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring? Where?

I just tried to catch up on a few of my regular reads, and I can’t help but noticed that a few of you are lucky enough to feel the warmth of Spring. Oh how I wish! It doesn’t really feel like Spring is on its way over here… nope… not even close! Yes there is sun, and yes it is warm, if you’re sitting in your car! See what I mean? I must say that the last few days have been really nice and sunny, but man, it’s been cold. The snow is slowly melting… at least I think so… Doesn’t really look like it is when I look out our bedroom window. There is about eight feet of snow back there! I can only anticipate the mess it will be when it does melt. Let’s hope nothing will be flooded.

I’ve been busier than I really want to. I’ve been feeling like I am in a continuous loop, where rest doesn’t really exist. Did you ever feel like no matter what, or how much you try there’s always something, some event, or someone extracting your juices? It seems as if, despite my best effort, something won’t work, something will go wrong, and yet, I have to remain on top of things.

It might all be due to the time of year. I don’t really think I’m in a funk as such, but I’m sort of doing a mental Spring Cleaning. Yeah, that is it!

I need to clean certain things. Like any other chore the tough part is getting started. Or where to start? A recent family situation occurred and I don’t really know how to feel about it. A part of me feels worried for that person, and at the same time for us. I don’t want it to be a problem. It is not at the moment. It might be selfish of me, but I so not want it to become an issue for us either. I’m all for one assuming their responsibilities, but what to do with someone who doesn’t even realise that they might be creating a situation because of their actions and/or choices?

A friend of ours lost his dad to cancer this past week. Like every death, it makes us appreciate how good we have it. I wonder if that is why we do have to experience pain or death? I’m sure it’s all part of the “big plan”… What do you think?


Marius said...

For what it's worth, it's still chilly down here.

Sorry...Sudafed does not for a witty Marius make. I'm sorry that you are going through a rough patch, but one thing I've learned from the Stories Told is that Mdme. Stinkypaw is quite the survivor.

Crap, I wanted to do this long, inspiring speech about how tough and inspirational you are, but truth be told I'm feeling a bit of the juice drain myself. Let's imagine that I wrote all that stuff, and it made you feel all kinds of better, and then we'll both go get a drink. Deal?


Kara said...

a spring...brings on both the allergies and the philosophical ponderings

Mild Red (The Person Formerly Known As Ananke) said...

Spring is playing peekaboo with us here. It'll be warm one day then cold for a few days then warm again...you get the idea. I'll be glad when things balance out. Sorry to hear you're having a rough time of it but from what I've read, you've got a great track record of getting through crap. You know, that made more sense before I typed it out but I'm too lazy to delete it. ;-)

Hope things start looking up for you soon.

Tammie said...

I'm spending all of my energy trying to will winter away. Hang in there. And when (if?) the snow finally melts, you'll feel so much better.

don't call me MA'AM said...

I'm sort of in the same way-- need a mental cleaning (as well as needing to do cleaning of the house), there's a family situation to deal with... I think you're right. This time of year is always rough.

Seeker said...

The weather has been atrocious recently here in southern England - although the sun is out at the moment, so maybe spring is on its way at long last!

Having lost a family member to cancer recently, I have to agree with your view of death. It is indeed all part of the 'big plan'!

Take care.

lizgwiz said...

It's going to be 81 degrees here today. Don't you want to come visit?

cadiz12 said...

i feel like rest doesn't really exist especially at this time of the year, too. it's like i hibernate all winter and keep wanting to hit the snooze button when spring shows up. granted, the fact that it just started snowing after being so nice the last few weeks really throws me off, too.

Stinkypaw said...

marius: Deal!

kara: Ever noticed how all the crap (dog crap) just seem to pop up everywhere? Ahhh Spring!

mild red: Thanks, I hope so as well...

tammie: I sure hope so!

dcmm: I hope you'll manage it as well.

seeker: Thanks for that, hope the sun makes it to you soon.

lizgwiz: Now, that's almost mean! ;-)

cadiz12: Welcome to my world! Maybe that's it! I've been hibernating and now feeling like a groggy bear!