Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sitting, Staring and Wishing


This is where I am today: sitting in my outdoor rocking chair in the middle of our living room, staring out the window and wishing that the blue sky and chirping birds meant that it was warm enough to be out enjoying such a beautiful day. I'm pretending the thermometer doesn't say twenty-three and that the snow still clinging to a few rooftops isn't really there. I'm dreaming of spring, my fingers in dirt as I plant my flowers and garden, and the sunshine warming my pale skin that has remained covered for so many months now. I'm dreaming of long walks, fishing in the evenings, cook-outs and play-dates at the park. I'm longing for the days to continue to get longer and the weather to stay warmer, with days upon days of open windows where neither the heat or the air-conditioning is turned on. This is where I am today; sitting, staring, and wishing.

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  1. AH.....you poor thing. Come visit and we can sit outside together today! It's going to be 78 here today. :) And maybe your puppy can teach my puppy the cool ball trick!

    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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    1. Ohhh...78 sounds heavenly right now! Although I think the only trick my dogs could teach yours is how to chew the ball up!

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  2. I know, right? It's kinda like a fake-out. It LOOKS like it could be 55 out, but in reality, it's FREEZING!

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    1. I know!! Henry and I are bundled up and enjoying the pretty day anyway! We'll just close our eyes and pretend its warmer out!

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  3. Boo to cold weather, I hope spring finds you soon!

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    1. Thanks Jen. Is it sad that I kinda hope it won't get TO warm out so that we can thoroughly enjoy the warm weather in Florida when we go?

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  4. What a tease! You're more than welcome to visit SoCal anytime.
    P.S. Great Expectations is one of my FAVS!!

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    1. I love it too! I'll just pack up and head your way! ;)

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  5. I remember those days of teasing weather. When it looks so nice out, until you actually go outside and realize it's still VERY cold! Right now, I'm enjoying our cool weather until it gets too hot to go outside.

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    1. I think I am happier with the cool temperatures for a little while longer if it means I won't melt in the summer!

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  6. love your words here jenn. and yes, i agree. warm weather is like this wonderful dream that might just happen someday soon, i can't wait :)

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    1. So very well said, Gillian! And me neither!

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  7. This was amazingly awesomely written...by the way, Great Expectations is one of my favorite novels!
    morrellfairytale.blogspot.com

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  8. I am ready for warmer weather too! :) I am loving your pictures on instagram and facebook of your little one, he is just too cute!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! I like seeing your photos too!

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