Feeling Spring In The Air

I’ll be honest with you guys. I didn’t leave my house much this winter. Besides Moosie’s daily walks or work, I was basically homebound. That’s probably part of the reason why this winter felt like an eternity. In the summers, I spend most of my time outside. So when winter hits and all of the sudden the pendulum swings the other way, I feel it hard.

The other day the apartment ran hot, so I opened the balcony door to let some air in. As the cold air hit me, it carried with it the sound of birds chirping. I listened, surprised at the noise that I hadn’t heard in months. That night we slept with the window open, and I awoke to the crunch, crunch, crunching sound of footsteps outside. Peering down towards the trees, I saw a parade of four moose running through the snow, full of energy.

And then this week the sun came back. Not just for a short visit, either. Clear skies reigned from Monday until now, the longest stretch of pure sun we’ve had since summer.

With no more doubt in my mind that spring was on its way, I did what anyone would do. I headed straight for Joann Fabric and spent way too much money on Easter and spring decorations (I don’t even celebrate Easter, but I had coupons and they were so, so tempting).

So now I have some Vitamin D in my veins, a well-exercised dog, and a bunch of home decor that I have no idea what to do with.

And you know what? I’m content with that.

Feeling that thaw coming got me thinking a lot about summer. What did I want to get out of it? Last summer was spent settling into my first apartment. We didn’t leave much, because there were so many boxes to unpack, so many trips to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, so many days spent dying of heatstroke.

This summer, on the other hand, is going to be a little more adventurous. The Fiance and I are looking at potential wedding locations, which means that we will be up and down and all around Alaska. Homer, Seldovia, Skagway, Seward, Hatcher’s Pass…all of them are on the list. As soon as that last freeze is gone, we will pile into the car, stick Moosie in the back, and head out on adventures.

For now, though, I’m okay with sipping my soup and watching the sunshine from inside my house.

Until next time, keep looking forward.


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