The other day, my husband sent me to Lowe’s for some wood glue. I walked in, and to my right . . . a tiny end cap of Christmas things on clearance for 75% off. I took a quick inventory of the owl dressed like Santa, squirrel wearing an elf suit and the leftover ornaments that nobody would want full price much less deep discounted. I moved on. And then I saw “it” around the corner. It was BACK! My steps took a joyous bounce, my heart filled with happiness.
The gardening aisle! BBQs were being moved back into place, plants, bird feeders, ceramic frogs, pots . . . Lowe’s was getting ready for SPRING! I know I’ve been ready for it since the first day of winter. In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t like the cold. I don’t like winter. I don’t ski, don’t play in the snow. I don’t like walking on ice, driving on black ice. I don’t like shoveling snow.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Christmas and the Christ’s birth, but given my choice, we’d have one day of winter–Christmas, then move things right along back to warm weather and summer. January 1 marks my countdown to shorts and flip flops. Summer tans. My sparkling pool. A good book.
I can’t wait!!!!!!!