I've always found this a trying time of the year. The leaves not yet out, mud everywhere you go. Frosty mornings gone, sunny mornings not yet come. Give me blizzards and frozen pipes, but not this nothing time. Not this this waiting room of the world.
So says the C.S. Lewis character in Shadowlands. I say the character because there are a few quotes floating around from that movie that get attributed to the man himself, when actually they are simply from a movie script about the man. And some days that drives me a little batty. Today would be one of those days because my house is experiencing a case of the grumpies. I have enough self-control to avoid going on an internet rampage posting little messages saying "C.S. Lewis didn't really say that!" And so, that's hopeful.
I have to somewhat disagree with Lewis-the-movie-character here, because I don't want blizzards and frozen pipes. I've had enough of those this year. I am ready for Spring. Spring! Hear it leaping off my lips and bouncing madly around my house looking for some place to settle. But the sentiments are understood. Enough of the blah. And February is famously known for a month that can hold a lot of blah.
I think most people get a case of the winter blues around this time of year. You feel a little dull, and anxious about your job, your relationship with your cat seems to be suffering, and you wish those HD tv commercials were real so that you could hop into the tv screen and go surfing or something.
In an effort to remedy some of my own grumpiness I have cleaned my bathroom and made my bed. We'll see what we can do about everybody else's mood. Chocolate chips all round! Cheap chocolate! Also, there is no snow in the forecast this week. That's exciting.