The pendulum has swung so hard to the left that I am now skipping around in the sunshine, hoping that it will not hit me in the back of the head anytime soon as I deliriously enjoy it’s latest bounty.
Last two weeks: endless rain, cold, mudslides, trees crashing to earth, bringing power lines with them, earthquakes and tsunamis causing a change in the force, thousands of my fellow earthlings suffering. Deep inside my cave I juggled mid-terms, a teenager, and a breaking heart. Boo Hoo.
But now Spring has Sprung. This week opened with a huge splash of blue skies and sunshine. It is as if somebody decided enough was enough. Out with the old, in with the new, a clean slate, it’s Springtime! Bring on the big fuzzy bunny and some dark chocolate!
Goodbye winter! See ya! Thanks for all the rain, now don’t let the door hit you in the ass on way out! Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry? Bye-Bye now.
The forecast is for sun, sun, sun, from now until November. That’s what I’m talking about. Put the galoshes in the closet and the raincoat in the garage. The umbrella needn’t ride shotgun any longer.
And as if the weather weren’t lovely enough, guess who got accepted into the Nursing Program at San Francisco State University for Spring 2012!
I am beside myself.
And, in exchange for one measly forty-dollar video game, my almost-fifteen-year-old boy, has agreed to join a Saturday hiking class with me; six Saturdays, six different 4-6 mile hikes, led by a local naturalist.
Life is good and I am grateful.