We finished off March with a total of 4 Nor'easter storms and the threat of a 5th. The cold weather continued into April in what seemed to be a never-ending Winter. But then on Friday/Saturday we had a preview of Summer with temps jumping into the 80's. Folks were out in short sleeves, yard work was being done, it was truly a celebration of the coming Spring. It seemed like overnight the yellow forsythia leaves popped out and trees began showing buds. A promise fulfilled - Spring always comes.
Then today happened. It's 40 degrees right now. Yes, it dropped over 40 degrees from this time yesterday. Last night the wind howled and carried on. Today is grey and drizzly and dreary. The last two days were just a tease. This entire week is slated to be in the 40's and low 50's. Which is just as well - I have to be in the office 3 days this week. So I won't feel like I'm missing anything.
Besides the never-ending-winter-storms, March was an interesting Month. In "FIT" class, we tracked our mood throughout the month. For me, the blue represents my "default" state - calm, content, even-steven, just being. The yellow were particularly productive days and the green is when I was feeling most cheerful. Thankfully March only gave me moments of the unfocused, tired, stressed and frustrated colors. I was most surprised at the complete lack of angry/annoyed... which maybe means I'm growing up???
Which reminds me... as of March 31st we gave up our shop in Phillipsburg NJ (lasted 1 year 3 mos) and are back to one local shop for our antiques business. Sales have been so flat lately that I'm not even sure that one will last through the year for us. But I've gained back over 3 hours per week of my life and I couldn't be happier about that!
What are you grateful for today?