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But it's _SO WARM_.

Even just a little bit of work in the garden had me dripping sweat.

*checks wunderground*

Oh. It's 90.

Yeesh.

I hope it rains soon.
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Turns out that I have no focus. This makes grading papers rather... difficult, as I get distracted _in the paper_ from what I'm actually supposed to be grading. La.

Things I never remember about me and exercise: Exercise that is useful in the short term (eg shoveling or using our snow blower or working in the garden) and exercise that is fun (working in the garden is here, too, and wandering around in nature, and social type exercise like Squares if I have help to make sure I actually go) are the types of exercise that I will actually _do_.

Seems like nearly every day this month, I'm doing enough physical work that I'm covered in sweat and achy _somewhere_ by the end of the day. Currently, my right shoulder says I use it too much when using the ice pick.

Anyway. Back to grading papers. And trying to focus.

It's probably good that we keep having snow days. I fear how far behind I'd be if we didn't. Of course, dealing with the snow does take a lot of time and energy, so mu?

Also, the plants on the third floor and in my bedroom are watered. The first floor, not recently. Poor plants.
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Yes, there might be more snow coming.

Because February this year apparently needs _all_ the snow. Are we over our wintertime total snow record yet?

Plus side, it might not affect classes next week.

Minus side, as far as I can tell, no one knows when the MBTA rail services will be back.

Exercise is good. Not enough social time outside the house, less so.
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I was hoping to go see birds at Wilson Farms with [livejournal.com profile] galaneia today!

Or, possibly, go see orchids, tropical plants, and Tillandsias at Mahoney's in Winchester! Ok, yes, I could do that some other day.

But restless! Want to go do something interesting! And darn you, snow! (ok, technically, snow + wind + lack of snow tires on my vehicle)

Bah.

Spring is

Apr. 7th, 2009 02:46 pm
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Walks in the sun that is uncertain but warm, in a wind that is sometimes biting and sometimes playful.

Rain in torrents and wildness and small droplets and mist and rain that just threatens with low-hanging clouds.

Buds on trees and birds in flight and in song and hunting for food and sticks to build their nests. It's the incongruity of pigeons with sticks in their mouths, not because they think they are dogs, but because they are birds, too.

Small flowers blooming blue and purple and white, catching the eye because there is color again in a world that was grey and white and cold.

It's weather that allows for time spent outside, even with the reminder that winter is not long gone and you might want to keep moving. It's playgrounds and swingsets and exchanging your boots for sneakers and removing plastic from your windows. It's opening your windows wide and breathing in the air that your dwelling place has missed over the long winter.

It's hearing birdsong and trying to figure out where it came from. It's feeling that soon, _soon_, it'll be warm enough to forgo sweaters and wear skirts again, and sit down in the sun and have rain that is warm enough to stay in instead of hiding from.

Spring. It is.

Spring is

Apr. 7th, 2009 02:46 pm
wispfox: (Default)
Walks in the sun that is uncertain but warm, in a wind that is sometimes biting and sometimes playful.

Rain in torrents and wildness and small droplets and mist and rain that just threatens with low-hanging clouds.

Buds on trees and birds in flight and in song and hunting for food and sticks to build their nests. It's the incongruity of pigeons with sticks in their mouths, not because they think they are dogs, but because they are birds, too.

Small flowers blooming blue and purple and white, catching the eye because there is color again in a world that was grey and white and cold.

It's weather that allows for time spent outside, even with the reminder that winter is not long gone and you might want to keep moving. It's playgrounds and swingsets and exchanging your boots for sneakers and removing plastic from your windows. It's opening your windows wide and breathing in the air that your dwelling place has missed over the long winter.

It's hearing birdsong and trying to figure out where it came from. It's feeling that soon, _soon_, it'll be warm enough to forgo sweaters and wear skirts again, and sit down in the sun and have rain that is warm enough to stay in instead of hiding from.

Spring. It is.
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I find myself strangely gleeful at removing the ice/snow from my car this morning. It was a solid mass of ice/snow along the front and top of my car, but my wipers were up, and when I broke it up enough, I could just _push_ huge chunks of ice off my car, to shatter into small pieces on the ground.

This filled me with similar glee to that of cracking thin layers of ice in puddles, and breaking into a creme brule. Glee, I tell you!

Somewhat similar to that of crunching dry leaves in the fall, also.

That... crunching/crackling noise, plus the shattering of the solid object pleases me far too much. And it's not problematically destructive (indeed, freeing my car from its ice meant that I was able to get to work, and not throw those huge hunks of ice at people behind me).

Also, I did not fall on the ice that was my driveway this morning
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I find myself strangely gleeful at removing the ice/snow from my car this morning. It was a solid mass of ice/snow along the front and top of my car, but my wipers were up, and when I broke it up enough, I could just _push_ huge chunks of ice off my car, to shatter into small pieces on the ground.

This filled me with similar glee to that of cracking thin layers of ice in puddles, and breaking into a creme brule. Glee, I tell you!

Somewhat similar to that of crunching dry leaves in the fall, also.

That... crunching/crackling noise, plus the shattering of the solid object pleases me far too much. And it's not problematically destructive (indeed, freeing my car from its ice meant that I was able to get to work, and not throw those huge hunks of ice at people behind me).

Also, I did not fall on the ice that was my driveway this morning

Rain!

Aug. 6th, 2008 11:16 am
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*looks out the window* *gets earwormed*

"Rain, rain, rain. We love rain!"

Rain!

Aug. 6th, 2008 11:16 am
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*looks out the window* *gets earwormed*

"Rain, rain, rain. We love rain!"
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Pouring rain & lightning & thunder! *glee*
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Pouring rain & lightning & thunder! *glee*

[weather]

Jul. 17th, 2006 05:43 pm
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Living in an attic in over 90 degree weather is _not_ fun.

Worse, though, when a recent power outage means we have no hot water for showers, so we need to go to the (currently empty) first floor to shower.

So, _so_ hot and humid up here. And I think [livejournal.com profile] jasra is melting.

[weather]

Jul. 17th, 2006 05:43 pm
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Living in an attic in over 90 degree weather is _not_ fun.

Worse, though, when a recent power outage means we have no hot water for showers, so we need to go to the (currently empty) first floor to shower.

So, _so_ hot and humid up here. And I think [livejournal.com profile] jasra is melting.

[weather]

Jun. 14th, 2006 02:57 pm
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Is it me, or isn't it normally only hot/humid in August/early September?

What's with the randomly hot humid starting in Spring, this year?

[weather]

Jun. 14th, 2006 02:57 pm
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Is it me, or isn't it normally only hot/humid in August/early September?

What's with the randomly hot humid starting in Spring, this year?

spring

Apr. 2nd, 2006 09:32 am
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Some of the trees are having the beginnings of new leaves, and some plants are starting to have bits of green poking out of the ground. This, combined with it being reasonably clear out (except last night, so stargazing did not happen) helps cope with the loss of my hour this morning.

Also? I appear to be completely stuck in defaulting to looking the wrong direction, first. My brain apparently _really_ likes looking to the right first, regardless of lifelong habit of looking left first. Weird.

spring

Apr. 2nd, 2006 09:32 am
wispfox: (australia)
Some of the trees are having the beginnings of new leaves, and some plants are starting to have bits of green poking out of the ground. This, combined with it being reasonably clear out (except last night, so stargazing did not happen) helps cope with the loss of my hour this morning.

Also? I appear to be completely stuck in defaulting to looking the wrong direction, first. My brain apparently _really_ likes looking to the right first, regardless of lifelong habit of looking left first. Weird.
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Today was absolutely and utterly gorgeous out (I didn't have to wear a coat!), and I got stuff done that I'd been meaning to do. This is good.

Also, both 'net and phone are back. :)

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