The In-between Season
that time of year, my least favorite. The weather's not actually
frigid, so the beautiful snow that had accumulated over the past
few months has retreated to messy gray piles. The ground is still
frozen, which forces the excess moisture to hoard itself into every
low spot across the area. Hello mud. Hello slush. Hello
way too early to begin yard work, especially if new grass hasn't
had a chance to poke its head through. I'm stuck. I look out the
window and wish it were one season or another. If it were winter,
I'd have special Holidays to look forward to. I'd already be dreaming
of a white Christmas, shopping for gifts, and dragging out decorations.
If it were springtime, I'd be anticipating the visit of tiny tulips,
or Easter Lilies. I'd be cleaning up lawn furniture, and taking
long walks. Instead, I'm repulsively snarling at mud tracks on the
driveway, dog paws on my hardwood floor, and on top of everything
else, the sun is shinning just bright enough to enhance the dried
water spots on the outside of my picture window.
in-between season, -- how will I ever survive?
I'll SPRING into action. I'll read a good book! Maybe even two books,
heck, why not three? Okay, okay, I hear you. First I have to catch
up the laundry, and pick up the house. Then I need to beat the dust
off the table in front of the window, and then mop the traffic areas.
But then, then I'll be able to read.
be swept away to some romantic cottage, or perhaps solve a mystery
with the latest forensic technology. I'll laugh a little, maybe
even shed a tear or two. But for a while, I'll escape the humdrums
that hint at the in-between season. And before I know it, spring
will have sprung! Finally, I'll be able to work outside, plant flowers,
and watch the grass grow. I'll eventually clean my widows as well.
Most importantly, I'll still make time to read.
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