Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Taste of Spring?

So far it's been kind of a miserable spring. I'm all for the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" type philosophy. It's not the rain I mind, but the cold temperatures. I'd rather be "Singing in the Rain" in 70 degree (okay, I'll even settle for 60s) weather rather than 40s.

Today was supposed to be more spring-like. I even heard promises of the temperatures hitting the 70s. Lying in bed this morning before getting up, my head was full of plans to take a book outside and sit in the sun. I'd like to try to coax a little bit of my Caribbean tan back. In anticipation, I even put capris and flip flops on for church this morning.

Alas, looking out the window...things aren't looking too good so far. Now, granted it's early, but the folks walking by are huddled in their jackets. Some are wearing hats. The wind is blowing the trees around, and it's overcast. All in all it looks quite blustery.

Things could change. It's Chicago after all, and the mantra of 'if you don't like the weather wait five minutes' definitely holds true. But my dream of waking to sunny skies has already gone by the wayside.

At any rate, since I got most of my chores (I just have to read one more contest entry today and figure out how to turn a bridesmaid dress into a hoop skirt.) done Friday night after school and yesterday, I still can have a day devoted to reading. And there's nothing wrong with that. If the temperature doesn't rise in the next couple of hours, there's also a Hawks' game on. (I was planning on skipping it in favor of being outdoors, but if the weather is yucky...)

As you can see, I'm trying to focus on the glass being half full instead of half empty. Not sure it's working...

Until next time,

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Morgan Mandel said...

Too soon! If you were late with your post, you could have said how lovely it is outside!

And the rest of the week is all downhill!

Morgan Mandel