“To everything there is a season”, Ecclesiates 3:1 tells us.
We are often in a hurry for the next season. After a harsh winter, we long for spring. After a hot & humid summer, we long for fall. I do not like the heat and my home does not have whole house air conditioning so I am quite guilty of often longing for fall by summer’s end.
I want to turn on the oven again and eat hearty dishes and feel crisp cool air…
But of course, right after that comes winter again / why was I in such a hurry :)
Here in my location, which is in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the winter has been changeable and far from unrelenting or harsh. Oh, we’ve had some bitterly cold temperatures and a bit of snow but this El Nino winter has not been a hard one at all. Last weekend was sub-zero and this weekend we saw 60 degrees on Saturday. I have to honestly say that while I love spring I am not in a hurry for it as I am too busy being thankful for this mild winter!
This old house has steam radiator heat. My little galley kitchen and bathroom are unheated. I am thankful that there has only been a few days this winter where being in those rooms was difficult.
I am thankful that this Saturday and one a few weeks back provided a welcome break and let me open the windows and let in some fresh air for a few hours in the afternoon.
This weekend, my DIL got to take the kids and the puppy to a park to play with just light sweatshirt jackets on, and on Sunday I walked up to see them in the afternoon with just a sweater versus a winter coat.
This time, for a change, I am not in such a hurry for spring.
The days are longer. The light is changing. We’ll still have some cold and snow. I think that we’ll have an early spring because the cardinal has changed his song to “Pretty Pretty” which I do not hear him sing in the winter, and my dogs are going into full shed right now.
But for the moment, I’ll enjoy the oven on, and the changing light, and try to gear up for spring cleaning….because that needs to be done before spring actually arrives and the yard work that comes with it.
How about you ? Are you still wanting to savor what remains of winter a little bit?
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