I’m really hoping that these last few days of March are winter’s last gasp. It is horribly unkind of Mother Nature to play these types of jokes on people – warm enough for shorts, flip-flops and t-shirts one day and then the next is a deep freeze (which doesn’t seem to stop some people from wearing the same thing they wore for warm day!). I hang up my winter jacket in hopes of not having to say hello to it again for a few months – and then the next morning – ZAP! It’s only 32 degrees and I don’t feel like losing my ears, fingers or toes – so I have to dress like it is the middle of December again – and I’m getting really tired of those sweaters and boots!
Seriously – what the heck is going on! The groundhog didn’t see his shadow – so spring is supposed to be ‘just around the corner’. Around the corner of what? Are we talking a normal sized block or is it block in New York City? Or is it the ‘block’ on which a major shopping center is located? All I know is that ‘right around the corner’ does not mean over two months later! Although, if this is based on Jenny (my daughter) location – it could mean that spring is actually about 100 miles away! Real location—one block. Jenny location means she has seen the block in question but she is not anywhere near it – but could be passing by it sometime in the future.
Also – Spring was supposed to arrive on March 20th! Apparently, Spring is on the same time-table to which Jenny adheres. We know there is Jenny Time and there is Real Time. Real Time is when I say that I will be there in 5 minutes – I really am there in 5 minutes. Jenny Time is when Jenny says she will be there in 5 minutes – it could be any five minutes within the next 24 hours!
Based on all of this – Spring must be just like my daughter, Jenny! Beautiful, full energy – but a little scatterbrained, never on time and not knowing quite where she is! I suppose that means I will have to enjoy Spring the same way I love my daughter – overlook her faults and enjoy her when she finally shows up!