March 28, 2009

Getting Out of the Rut

What is it about this time of year that always puts me in a funk?

Yet again, I've found myself in a major rut. Struggling to find the motivation to get to the gym; struggling to find the motivation to keep the house clean; struggling to find the motivation to make dinner.

I don't know if it's the weird weather. Some days it's 65 degrees and sunny. Two days later the wind is howling and the snow is falling.

Maybe I'm finally getting tired of winter and longing for spring. Ready to see the grass begin to green, the trees begin to bud and the flowers begin to bloom. I'm ready to get out and do some hiking. Put the boat in the river and do some fishing. And get my hands dirty in the flower beds and garden. To be able to sit on the back patio and feel the sun on my skin (don't worry Monkey, the sunscreen will come out as well).

Maybe I'm just ready to open the windows and get some fresh air into the house. Granted, that is accompanied by an avalanche of dust, intensified by the field behind our house and the ensuing ground work that will start in preparation for planting. And it causes the mounds of shed fur to bounce along the wood floors but I'll take it, dust and fur bunnies and all.

Hopefully the change in season will also bring about some new motivation and an accompanied change in my mood.


Flying Monkeys said...

Good and there was no mention of tanning beds. Victory!

I'm in a rut too. It's the weather, I'm ready for spring.

Plant Girl said...

No tanning beds. First year in a long time. Guess you are rubbing off on me after all. ;)

Flying Monkeys said...

We saw a freak of nature the other day. She had white blond hair and was a color brown I don't think crayola has created yet. It's March in Idaho, you think it was natural?

Kristen said...

I think you should get that planting schedule ready... Spring will be in full bloom before you know it. :D

Jessica said...

I hear you. I've been ready for spring since winter started. I think we'll eventually have to migrate south so I can have sunshine and warmer weather.

WaterBishop said...

I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. It's finally warm enough to go for a walk outside, but it is still too cold to do anything else. It's such a tease after a winter of sub-zero temps.