“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! “

When I went to get the papers, I could hear a bird singing. Its song was so beautiful I stood outside in the cold to listen. All of a sudden it was a spring morning when every bird greets the first light of day and the air is filled with music. This one bird is the beginning of that chorus. Though it was perched on a branch covered in snow, it still found reason to sing. The bird had found its own spring. Now I’m looking for mine.

Warmer weather is on the way. I used to think warmer was the 40’s this time of year. Now I’m happy with above freezing. Yesterday, a sunny day, I could hear the snow slide off the roof and fall to the deck. The thick icicle on my outside front lamp has melted and only a few icicles are left hanging off the edge of the house. Maybe, just maybe, we’re starting to turn the corner from one season to another.

Gracie and I are doing some errands today. She gets her dump run, her stop for dog food, and I get my stop for human food. Tonight is our Amazing Race night. We DVR it on Fridays and do our traditional Sundays starting with games and appetizers and ending with the Race and dessert. I’m the designated appetizer server. We’re having one with apples, walnuts, honey and cheese; another, a hot appetizer, with cherry tomatoes, bacon, mozzarella and goat cheese and, if I have the time and energy, a third with feta, tomatoes and scallions. They all sound so delicious on paper I hope they translate well to real life.

This is a quiet week for me. Last week was totally busy with something every day except the storm day. This week I am booked for a couple of hours of PT and lunch with a friend. That’s it for the whole week so I am adding a bit of excitement by trying a new spot for lunch. I also need to buy a new toilet seat. My cup runneth over with delight.

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8 Comments on ““Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! “”

  1. Bob Says:

    OMG! I forgot to DVR the Amazing Race on Friday since we were out celebrating my son’s 18th birthday. The Amazing Race is probably coming to an end when the network starts playing around with a show’s time slot. Sunday night is the prime audience night and Friday night is the night were programs go to die. 🙂

    I wouldn’t count your spring chickens too soon. I think this winter may have another nasty surprise in store for us. Maybe opening day of the baseball season will get snowed out in Fenway. 🙁

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Friday night is a good night for TV watching for me. If I didn’t DVR it, I would watch the Race then Grimm then Blue Bloods, both of which I really like. Saturday, for me, is the worst night for TV watching. It is a movie night if I can find one.

      It is 39˚ and moving on up today. When I was shopping, spring was what everyone was talking about.

      The home opening game isn’t until April 13th, plenty of time for the weather to change.

      • Bob Says:

        I think the Rangers home opener is on April 1st. You are correct about Saturday night being the worst TV night. Since Disney bought ABC they run every old cartoon movie on Saturday nights.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I remember when everyone stayed home on Saturday to watch TV. There was MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett. None of us wanted to miss them.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Over 50F here today and sunshine but the wind did its best to destroy any feeling of spring, it wasn’t totally successful because I saw the first cranes flying by and all the birds sang like crazy. Now it’s cloudy but the wind has finally started to calm down.

    The Amazing race is a bit confusling here because they send two different seasons on the same day. One is a rerun from an earlier season and then they show a later one, I don’t think it’s the one from last year but an earlier one. It’s shown on a smaller channel so not many people see it here.

    All dogs are sleeping after we were out in the garden for a couple of hours but the cats are outside, Teodor hasn’t returned after he followed us on our walk and Bertil just went outside, I guess he wants some voles for dinner 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It is already 39˚ and feels warm. People were wearing sweaters instead of heavy jackets. There’a breeze but it isn’t cold.

      A different channel shows old Races but I don’t know which channel. I jus watch the new ones. If they showed the really old ones, I’d watch the reruns.

      The dog is watching out the front door as if she’d see anything. The cats are sleeping. I just came back from buying wet dog and cat food, dry dog food, dog treats and pine litter. I spent 161.00.

      Have a great evening!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Still in the mid 30’s F here and it’s cloudy and damp. I’m not complaining. I like going outside without a jacket, mittens and dead coyote hat. 🙂 It is a sign of how acclimated I have become to subarctic temperatures that mid 30’sF is warm enough for no outerwear.
    The only birds singing here are one Tufted Titmouse and one woodpecker, probably a Downy Woodpecker as that’s what is most common. Even the Chickadees and Cardinals are not yet singing.

    The appetizers sound delicious. Enjoy the food, the race and the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I wore my heavy sweater and was really warm as I did my errands. It is grey and damp here but at 39˚ it feels like spring.

      It wasn’t a titmouse. I could tell by the bird’s shape, but I couldn’t tell what it was.

      Thanks-I couldn’t find 1 ingredient: Greek seasoning so I am on the hunt to make my own.

      Have a great evening!


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