Monday, March 03, 2008

SPRING IS ON IT'S WAY, I HOPE...

These last eight weeks of winter have been extremely cold, snowy and blustery. It has made it almost impossible to think. I told my husband right after the holidays that to be prepared for the hum drum feeling that comes on around March and April when we want so much to go outside and begin our planting, but the ground is still frozen solid and temps are still frigid.

Our warm vacation has to be canceled since one third of the employees of my husband's office was layed off last week and luckily for us he wasn't one of them. However, that means he HAS to be around and ready for anything for the next 6-8 months so his own job stays secure. A small price to pay in order to be safe in knowing he has a job and we have health coverage.

The hardest part for me has been trying to think clearly. I so desperately want to sit and create all the new ideas that I have written on notepads all around the house, lists I've saved on the computer, and magazines which I have torn pages from so I "don't forget" a wonderful idea. But the cold and winter really takes a toll on my body and my brain. Who knew getting older would be so challenging! lol

I moved my Glitz and Glam station to my basement which is still a bit cold and damp even with a warm space heater on which leaves my desire to go down there to a bare minimum. I want to paint so very much, but base coating must be done outside and the paint freezes before it hits the object. The weatherman did say temps are on the rise and we should expect warmer temperatures this week, somewhere in the 40s. Wohooo!

Yesterday I was flipping through my garden photos and decided this would be a perfect time to put together an uplifting slide show of what is yet to come for myself and everyone who enjoys my blog.

The mere thought of knowing spring and summer are right around the corner and our next two seasons makes me giddy. Digging in the dirt and throwing seeds, planting pumpkins and filling hundreds of pots with annuals will bring back all the wonders of a new gardening year. Hundreds of pictures will be taken as "treasured heirlooms" of my time spent enjoying the fruits of my labor and beauty which comes from a new years planting. I look forward to sowing the seeds sent to me from my close friends, cutting back overgrown beauties and sharing all these delights with my gardening neighbors.

Plans for a Garden Tea Party are in the works too. I will be posting more on "Planning a Garden Tea" over the next several months. Once I wrap my brain around the event. In the meantime, enjoy my Spring Slide show and think warm and happy thoughts for all of us located in the colder climes.

7 comments:

Sue said...

Your slideshow is gorgeous! I cant even imagine how cold it is there...we are just going into our Autumn in Australia, so I look forward to visiting your spring garden as it gets cooler!
Sue

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh Cathy I know what you mean, we are heading into the cold weather here in Australia (with snow on the mountain where we live) and I am so hating the cold the older I get.
will keep checking back to you slide show to inspire me!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh Cathy I know what you mean, we are heading into the cold weather here in Australia (with snow on the mountain where we live) and I am so hating the cold the older I get.
will keep checking back to you slide show to inspire me!
Alicia ~ time worn style

CatHerder said...

OMG your pics are OUTSTANDING!!! I am SO JEALOUS!!! Wow, now I REALLY cant wait till spring!!!

CatHerder said...

OMG your pics are OUTSTANDING!!! I am SO JEALOUS!!! Wow, now I REALLY cant wait till spring!!!

Sweet Designs said...

I love your slide show! Your gardens are beautiful. I am, like you, wishing for warm weather so I can get out there and garden, and just simply live.

Linda said...

Hi Cathy,
Your slide show is just beautiful, I think I might just have to make one myself. I'm sorry to hear that you had to cancel your vacation, I hope that your husband is able to keep his job. I saw a show on TV recently about the health care situation over there it must make life so difficult having to worry about it. I'm so glad that is something that we don't have to worry about here, although our system is not perfect you don't have to have insurance if you don't want to and although sometimes you might have to wait our public system is great.
I hope you get warmer weather soon.
Cheers Linda