The winter months are difficult for me, and each year seems to get harder than the last.
From about December 1st until February 28th, I pretty much keep my head down and run as fast as I can through the cold, dark days until I reach March 1st. My weatherman calls these days "Meteorological Winter," the time on the calendar when meteorologists say that winter is here. The cold, dark days and I don't get along. I miss the colors and sounds of the world that are with me the other nine months of the year. I miss the light.
On March 1st, that changes.
Today, March 1st, I woke up and put my March calendar up on the board in our kitchen. I was excited! Even though there is still snow on the ground and the temperature is a chilly 13 degrees, I can feel spring will be here soon.
This afternoon, I even opened my front door to let the bright sunshine in. My dog, Rosie, did the perfect thing...she took a nap in the sunshine. She is so smart, that dog!
So it is with much excitement that I bid Meteorological Winter goodbye and say a great big HELLO to March and spring!