We had thought that perhaps winter was over and done with, one week can make all the difference. Last week the snow melted away entirely, dirty grey replaced by dreary brown. The sun warmed the soil and we were excited to see little patches of green began to appear here and there. Early spring flowers: snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, all pushing their way up through the debris.
It’s been a stressful and busy couple of months really, when I am stressed I eat poorly. I am beginning to feel my body starting to rebel against the bad food I’ve been eating, I’ve become sluggish and unenthusiastic. Cold weather doesn’t help because it keeps me inside the apartment more, where I am more inclined to sit around and snack.
My muscles have been crying out for stretches & exercise. I walk around 5 miles every day (usually more) just working and running errands but I’ve been doing it this way for so many years that my body is completely used to it, it doesn’t seem like exercise.
It’s strange how after so many cold days, a temperature of 39F (4C) seems like something completely wonderful. This Monday morning the sun is shining, the snow and ice are beginning to melt, and outside the apartment today it just seems beautiful.
The remainder of February disappeared, into who knows where. The nights are getting shorter, daylight lingers. I find myself surprised that it is almost light now when we wake in the morning, and that the light is only just beginning to fade when I begin cooking our dinner in the evening. It’s thrown me off a few times, so we have ended up with later dinners than usual.
This little boy had never particularly enjoyed colouring or drawing.
He’s still not a fan of colouring books, in fact he is never really quite sure what to do with them. He’ll scribble on them a little, make a half-hearted attempt at filling in the designated colour areas and then push the entire thing aside. Drawing is another matter though. He’s started creating line diagrams of the things that he loves. The drawings themselves are usually minimally rendered, but meticulously labelled.