As you can see from the photo above, Spring has arrived in Hancock. Not. Really, what is Mother Nature thinking? All this lovely lacy whiteness would have looked prettier to me if this was December or January. But it isn't. It's the first day of Spring. It's pretty and all, but... I really, really want it to go away. Yesterday there was a robin. Yes the picture below was taken yesterday. It brought hope to my winter weary heart and eyes. It hopped happily (I'm assuming) around puffing it's chest and posing for some unseen future Mrs. Robin. Spring was in the air.
But that was yesterday. This morning I awoke (very early, I might add to await the nice weatherizers) to a return of winter.
Frankly, I don't think this crow was that happy about the snow either. He looks like he's shivering to me. Poor little guy.
The men from Delaware Opportunities couldn't get up the hill they usually take and had to go back and take an alternate route, so they were about an hour and a half late, not much happier about the return of winter than I was. They worked hard all day, though, doing more weather stripping and putting bubble wrap and foam and insulation into my crawl space where the furnace lives. They wrapped the pipes too. They said that's where a whole lot of my heat has been going. I have to say that my house feels more comfortable tonight and the furnace hasn't had to kick in very much. Later in the year (date unknown), professional furnace people will be sent work on and repair any problems with my furnace, although the men who were here last week and today already cleaned the flues and stuff like that. After they were done, they did this weird test where they put up a big plastic thing and pull the air out of the house.
They scored even better than what they were assigned to accomplish. Something about the speed with which air moves through the house or something. They had it down to 14 somethings instead of 20 something. They were pleased. Me too. And grateful. Grateful to have it behind me too for a while, too. On another happy note, I'm pretty sure Tara Grace ate some of her food this morning and this evening. I hope so. She's too skinny to be skipping meals. Much to be grateful for today, but even though this is very pretty...
I want the perky little robin and the return of color into the landscape. They are predicting more snow later in the week. Still my little robin here proves that Spring is fighting to reclaim the landscape. It will come.
Some things I'm grateful for today: (items in red are pre-gratitude... an effort to align myself with possibilities and encourage the Universe to help me manifest them.)
- Angel and Tara Grace
- Delaware Opportunities
- the weatherizing crew
- my furnace
- weather stripping
- Tara eating again
- coffee and Int'l Delight
- Dr. Jim
- a clothes dryer
- a Bose sound system
- freshly painted living and bedroom
- zero balance on my credit cards
- $5,000/week for life from PCH
- paid off mortgage
- winning lottery tickets
- a sun room on the back of the house
- Peach mango yogurt smoothies
- Punny Monday, even though I didn't get the right answer
- indoor plumbing
- Dennis Puffett
- my camera
- my TV
- the ability to read and write
- the sense of smell
- flavor and taste
- sight and beauty
- my mattress
- my Tibetan salt lamps
- Pandora radio
WISHING YOU A MAGICAL DAY!