Monday, April 7, 2008

Springtime In The Rockies

I've heard many people say that there is no spring in Colorado. That we just go from winter to summer. But I disagree. Today is a perfect Colorado spring day. When I left for my lunch break it was in the mid to upper fifties and sunny. No jacket needed. By the time I returned to the office less than an hour later, I had to pull on the jacket I keep in the car for just these instances because it was snowing.

Maybe these people come from someplace I've never been in the spring. Because Michigan had vastly changeable weather in the spring, and fall. Florida was just more or less hot, as was Arizona. But this is spring the way we have it Colorado. And I rather enjoy it. Nothing at all boring about it. Summer here can get a little monotonous. "Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, highs in the eighties with a 30% change of late afternoon or early evening thunderstorms." Forecast 1A for the better part of June and July. Substitute nineties for later in the summer.

I've been feeling pretty monotonous myself lately. Not taking my cues from Mother Nature. So I'm thinking about changing it up a little. I've felt myself drawn to do some things other than writing. "Drawn" is a good word because I've felt like drawing again. Maybe trying watercolors. And the banjo is calling to me as well. And the books that have been piling up on the nightstand really want to be read. I'm thinking the balloon needs a bit of air, the well a little water.

As wise woman--okay, it was Jenny paraphrasing Ali--said to focus on what I've been getting done and not on what I haven't. Good advice. I think I was starting to fall into my April habit. Worrying about how much I'm not ready for the conference. Except there's no conference for me this year. Just for this reason. So time to lighten up.

And the spring days are getting longer so I have more light to play by. Yep, gotta love spring.


Ali said...

Banjo playing is a very productive use of time.

Debbie said...

As is violin playing.