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Dear Diary: meh!

so i guess i want to share something that i’ve been going through.  and maybe there are people out there who won’t understand what i’m saying, or haven’t been through what i’m going through.   but i just feel like i really need to talk about this…

see, i still have my heater on.  now you people in Florida and Hawaii and probably Tahiti, you don’t understand this situation, but i’ll try to explain it at its base.  IT’S STILL FRAKIN’ COLD IN MICHIGAN!!! what the hoop?  it’s SPRING!!! it’s APRIL!!!  there are supposed to be rain showers making a nice batch of flowers ready for show, and i have to put on my gloves when i drive home from work!!!!

picture of crappy michigan season unsprung by author

picture of crappy michigan season unsprung by author

bleh.  i wonder if Michigan has a higher percentage of alcoholics than the rest of the US?  cause whiskey does wonders for warming you up, but guess what?   SO WOULD THE SUN!

two favorite colors

these are my two favorite colors!   or maybe, two of my favorite colors.  OR BOTH!!  😀

I Love Spring!

another groovy day

blues

i don’t want to go to work today.  it’s beautiful out: rainy, foggy, green grass greener than the crayon in my box.  the wind is blowing, but it’s still warm enough to have the windows open.

this is a day for writing, and imagination.  this is a day for creativity, inspiration, and a long nap with a kitty and a mushed up pillow.  this isn’t a day to be indoors with grumpy patrons and testy people who only want you for an ear to bend about their list of life long problems.  this isn’t a day for weird people who alter your energy because they are from another galaxy far away and have been sent here to warn the earth about impending doom because we haven’t been drinking the right kind of water.

this is a snuggly day, for peace and relaxation and … snuggling.  not work.

damn i hate mondays.

 

pink polka dots

around town .14

wear your wellies!

 

around town .13

hard to believe this shot came today – March 16 – when there is normally frost or snow on the ground!  confession:  i’m not a hard core eco-nut; i recycle, buy local, and re-use, but i also take long showers and like to have the lights on in more than one room.  so no, i’m not at all for global warming, but i’m pretty happy about the weather lately.  so…maybe not for GLOBAL warming, but def. don’t mind LANSING warming.

too many winters

 

Like a budding spring tree,

I can feel the change coming.

I can sense the

creativity

opening up in me –

slowly, but with purpose

and determination.

But I …

I have seen too many winters.

I have felt the chill

and shivered in it’s embrace.

I have crawled back

into bed

on mornings when

the best I had to offer

was a tested skill

of wrapping myself in

my blankets –

tight –

like a little human

burrito.

And these cold

cold

mornings have left their

print on me,

and seared my body

with an undying

kiss of

frozen-ness.

So I run from life

at the first sign of

winter

and I hide from it all,

afraid my sweatshirts

won’t be warm enough to

protect me

from the elements.

And when the tiny

beautiful voice of spring

rises in my heart

and whispers to me that

I too

can be free

and healthy

and alive

and powerful

I run to my closet

once again

and bury my creative

self

in a pile of sweaters

and blankets and

scarves.

For I must keep her warm –

this muse –

and safely protected.

For I have seen

too many winters,

and I know of the

barrenness of the trees.