Monday, March 10, 2014
A Fresh Start
Good Morning Friends and Happy Monday- I feel like today is the start of something fresh and new- there really is nothing like a bout of bad health to make a person truly appreciative of the everyday lives we all lead! Last week our family has hit hard by a round of the stomach flu- I liken it to the Great Flu Epidemic of 2011- it was just that bad. So after many packages of Saltines have been consumed, numerous litres of Ginger Ale flattened and countless loads of laundry washed and put away- life is returning to normal.
Yesterday was the first day since last weekend that we felt well enough to venture outside for reasons other than procuring more crackers and what a treat it was! Some time over the past week Spring has started peeking out in earnest- crocuses and (my favourite) snow drops- blossoming like nobodies business- the birds are thoroughly Twitterpated and the sun- oh the sun felt warm! With the switch to Daylight Savings yesterday felt like a holiday- scooters and bikes were out in full force and the Littles were thrilled to be out with their friends ripping around the playground- dinner was held off- play was just too important!
This winter has been a tough one- I know my friends and family back East will laugh at this statement- but Vancouver winters are hard- dark and grey- soul draining. The promise of fairer days ahead has me beyond happy- I am dreaming of shorts and sandals- bare feet at the beach- sitting on a blanket with my favourite ladies while our Littles collect crabs and screech up and down Sunset Beach- coffee in the morning- Whiskey Iced Tea in the afternoons- warm breezes on our shoulders- surprise sunburns when we get home- yeah those days are coming back again soon!
I know there has been a great deal of radio silence over the past little while on this old blog- aside from last weeks absence due to the flu- I have really been struggling with coming here and writing each and every day- I love to write- even if it is about nothing much- but I am struggling to find enough hours in the day. I am hoping with a return to fair weather I will start to feel motivated and inspired to come here and share the small details of my days. So please just bear with me as I try to find my way- and time- I promise brighter days are ahead!
PS I may have even spotted a few Buttercups! Yeee! So exciting- I love all the first shy flowers of Spring!