According to the Met office today (1st March) is the first day of Spring. Other sources will say that Spring is not officially sprung until 21st March when the summer time clock change takes place.
I like breaking my calendar up into nice 3 month segments, you know the traditional stuff – Spring (Mar/Apr/May), Summer (June/July/Aug), Autumn (Sept/Oct/Nov) and Winter (Dec/Jan/Feb). I know, call me old fashioned but there you go.
So here we have it Spring a spinging and St David’s Day (patron Saint of Wales)y daffodils peeping out here and there on the lane outside. The ones in my garden are still firmly wrapped up in their green overcoats telling the sun to warm them up a bit more before they’ll shed their coverings and show us their blaze of yellow cheerfulness.
Spring to me is all about hope and renewal and fresh air and making steps. Although I’m still stuck here on the sofa until the 19th when they take the pins out of my foot, I am making new steps in other ways.
I’m still keeping up with my non-negativity goal for Lent and am consciously making steps to stop those little thought buggers rotting up my day. How? Well I am deliberately slowing myself down so that I have time to think. I am a terrible rusher, I want to Get Things Done. Being in this state might well get physical things done (like the ironing, writing that book etc) but it doesn’t help to get the thought stuff sorted out. If I keep up with all my Do, Do, Doing then I let my thoughts take over and run me ragged. So I have found that if I stop trying to cram in so my physical stuff it helps me get a grip on the other things.
What do I want to get done this Spring when I am up and about again?
Well there will be Spring Cleaning going in chez moi and I’ll be sharing all my hints and tips on that with you, and I shall start getting out and about and getting fit.
I can’t wait. I am so looking forward to walking the lanes and smelling the flowers that’ll be out and about in force by then. I want to snap photos and breathe deep, listen to birds singing and just be there and enjoy the countryside around me.
What are you looking forward to this Spring?
Have a great weekend.