Sunday, March 20, 2011

Before and After

I'm fascinated with those Before and After photos taken for all kinds of makeovers -- weight loss, make-up, cosmetic surgery, home makeovers, landscaping.... you know what I'm talking about. So here's my B&A contribution....

 Last month - it took me two days to shovel all the snow off my sidewalk and driveway.

Today - my neighbor's tulip tree is full of beautiful blooms,

and people in the park were flying kites, tossing Frisbees and walking in 84-degree temps.

I've noticed this year I didn't really dread the winter as much as usual, and you know, even though we had record low temperatures, and record snowfalls, it didn't seem so bad.  I guess I'm starting to get the hang of that accepting, and making the best, of those things I can't change.  I actually found myself enjoying coming home from work at 6:30, when it was already dark. I could snuggle up in sweats and hibernate away.  And I did!! --didn't even blog, check emails or (arrrgghhh) check Facebook much, but I read a bit, watched TV and enjoyed the peacefulness of the evenings.
Now, it's Spring -- I've started back walking in the park, and I've even begun to get a smidgen of desire to work in the yard.
Hope all my friends will forgive me for not being a very faithful blogger -- working it only as the spirit moves me...  :)

Happy Spring Everyone!