Now I’m not going to say it too loud, but I think Winter may possibly finally be over. It was only about 8 or 9C today, but it still felt fantastic. Tomorrow should be 11C, Wednesday 17C, and Thursday is calling for 18C. I am ecstatic. As a bonus, there is also no rain being forecast over the next few days.
We celebrated this by going outside after Hayley got back from school. We took her out for her first bike ride of the season (which started off rough since she fell off trying to get off the sidewalk). I tried to teach Breanna how to pedal her tricycle but her response was basically the toddler equivalent of a “HELL NO” so I ran back upstairs with it, and she just walked with me, looking for birds, while George walked with Hayley and her bike.
We ended up at the park and although there’s still a bit of snow here and there on the sand and on the grass, it’s nothing like it was before. It was such a beautiful day and my mood pretty much felt like Hayley in this picture:
We were only about an hour or so, but Hayley was really tired. She didn’t want to come home, but she had woken up last night and couldn’t get back to sleep until sometime around HolyShitO’Clock, so she was more exhausted than she would admit. I did get her to walk to the store with me so at least that made her happy about having to stop the bike ride.
I don’t think I ever really realized until this year just how much my mood is tied to the seasons. I do okay at the beginning of Winter but it just drags on so long here that by “Spring” I am just crabby and not quite depressed but almost. Today I almost bounced as I walked along and I am so happy with the forecast for the rest of the week.
Please, please let this be it for snow and cold.