I am OFFICIALLY over it.
This morning was the one millionth morning in a row that I had to not wear flip-flops, wear a coat and scarf and yell at the kids to zip up their winter coats. ONE MILLIONTH. I’m so over winter.
Look, I don’t love temperatures over 90 either. I don’t love temperatures under 30. Those are excessive and I would prefer we keep it between 45 and 85. OK? I can deal with SOME rain. I love a snow day. A. Singular. I prefer a routine and happy boring life.
I am officially ready to spring forward. What am I looking forward to?
1.) Spring Training
I work for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “MS Stops people from Moving” is a tagline the MS Society has used in the past. That statement hits to the heart of why I need to keep moving. Because I can. I must take advantage of the fact that I am healthy and able to RUN, in fact, it would be a sin not to. I am ready to tackle the road and get back to running outdoors.
I’m an athlete in training. The next two months will be serious hard work. In the end, I think I’m going to shock you and myself.
( If you’d like to support the National MS Society, contact me or visit my personal WalkMS Fundraising page.)
2.) The Birthdays
My love language must be in planning grand gestures. I LOVE planning the kid’s birthday parties. They were born four years and eight days apart so we’ve always done one party for both kids since the Girl was born. Now that they will be nine and five, they want separate parties. YEAH! Onto planning two parties… Make that THREE this year. Yep. Someone I know and love is turning the BIG 4-0 this year. I wonder what I’ll come up with. (insert evil laugh)
I am so tired of socks. Sorting Socks. Hearing DOC complain about mismatched socks. One pair of socks for work, one pair for workouts. My toes need to breathe! Bring on my flip-flops. (Note to self, schedule pedicure appointment. It’s been a LONG winter.)
4.) Spring Activities
Some of my favorite events happen in the spring: Spring Football practice and the spring football game. The NFL draft. Women’s Football Camp. Baseball arrives with all the hope and excitement of the chance of making it to October (#Buctober #Bucn) Are you seeing a trend? YEAH. Spring means the long dreaded winter season is over and football and baseball start back up! I love spring because it is full of hope. Newness. In spring, everyone has a chance. If you work hard in the spring, and you can make it through the heat of the summer, you can have a beautiful fall.
(OK, yes, it’s March. Mach Madness is ALSO newness. It’s the last bit of ‘winter’ I’m happy about!)
5.) Vitamin D
Sun. I missed you. Welcome back into my life. Warm me. Make me happy. Get me out of the dumps I’ve been in.
So, what are YOU most looking forward to this spring? BRING IT ON!
Don’t forget to spring those clocks forward!