On All Things Spring

I don’t know about you but I am ready for spring and spring break.  Virtual school has been tough this year and my son and I are ready for a break. Not yet sure what we will do, but having some down time will be most appreciated.  Perhaps time to sleep in, time to see some family and friends (I hope), and time to spend the day reading or on a fun hobby.

Spring is a lovely time of year with the trees budding, the birds chirping a lot, the day being longer, and nature coming back to life. I enjoy how it looks and feel positive. I like the sun and days being longer.  But on the other hand, my allergies always kick in. They have done that today for me and it hasn’t been exactly the day I planned to have.

The seasonable allergy meds help, the hot drinks help, the soup helps, and so does rest. I have found I have to take time to rest, relax, and perhaps take a nap in order to get better. Every year, I have a flareup — at least once in the spring and once in the fall.  I have been taking medication that does help but still, the pollen, trees, grass, etc. still seem to get me.  Sheesh.

Spring is a great time to walk where I live. There is often a chill in the air. Or there is just enough warmth to be comfortable, but not yet humid. So, I am trying to do that a lot. I joined a virtual running/walking group and have walked 12 1/2 miles so far. I still have a long way to go to meet my goal but this amount is big for me.  I haven’t exercised as much as I should and am trying to change that.

Also in the spring is one of my favorite times — Holy Week and Easter. It is a time to reflect on what our faith is all about. It is a time to be reminded of life after death. It is a time to remember my son’s late father/my late husband. Well, we think of him all the time, just Easter was a big family time with egg hunts, early services, breakfast, special music, and dressing up. This year will be different but we will still enjoy it.

After nature and many animals are dormant, spring is the time that life blossoms and blooms again. I went on a walk last week on one of our first warm days. I developed a major case of spring fever. It was nice to be outside when it was sunny and warm. The sky was clear blue with no clouds and it was beautiful.

Here are a few quotes about spring:

  • “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” — Robin Williams
  • “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood
  • “Exciting spring smells waft through wide open windows.” — David J. Beard
  • “Spring translates earth’s happiness into colorful flowers.” — Terri Guillemets
  • “Spring is here! I’m so excited I wet my plants.” — Internet meme
  • “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four-and-twenty hours.” — Mark Twain