Spring is finally here. It nearly avoided April, teasing where I live with a few nice(r) days scattered between the cold, snow and yuck. We had a lot of neither winter or spring crappiness this year and I didn’t care for it. I like my seasons more defined or rather, I like the days to stay in their lane. I’m not a fan of snow in April or 75 degrees in January unless I’m where that’s expected.
In almost every way, I enjoy the unexpected. The problem is that where I live, this weather weirdness messes with nature. The trees and bushes bud too early then freeze. Many are still completely bare here. Flowers pop up and freeze, missing their chance for this year. I love watching everything come alive in the spring and I enjoy the moderate temperatures as we change from winter to summer.
So until recently, we haven’t had a spring. Then it sprung. I walked down the street this morning and enjoyed seeing the flowers that have shot up, the green leaves that seem to have come out almost overnight. The sun was out and the air felt soft on my skin.
Now that we are into spring, I need to get moving. I told myself that once the weather became more hospitable I would get out and walk. The jaunt this morning was just down to my mailbox, so it doesn’t exactly count though it was walking and outside. I mean, I need to start taking walks. Moving. Exercising. I am way too sedentary. So many of the things I enjoy involve laying and sitting. One of my more popular t-shirts reads “Petting my Cat is my Cardio.” This is who I am.
So just as spring could no longer procrastinate it’s arrival, I must get my butt moving. Yes, I could have been doing some kind of exercise already. I have a treadmill, a gym membership, a house to clean. I could also berate myself for the delay, but also like spring’s arrival, better late than never.
Heads-up! If petting your cat is your cardio, check out redbubble. They are doing a 20% off site wide sale today with code MOMSDAY. I did a little shopping this morning. See, even my shopping is sedentary. Anyway, the site is filled with lots of talented artists and fresh designs.
Here’s a link to my redbubble designs for this tote and other items in this collected work.