Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Watch out for the Kryptonite



The weather has completely turned, and though I'm certain we will see more cold, raw, early spring days, winter is definitely done. Today Brother Sun will bring the thermometer up to 65 F. Ahhhh ... that's almost warm!

Naturally I am feeling overambitious, as befits a sparkling early spring day. My to do list goes on and on. And on.

According to the cosmology of Reya, springtime overambitiousness is a natural reaction to the upwards surging energy of spring. It is so strong today that I feel kind of superhero-ish. Where did I put my cape and funny mask? Where are my tights?? TODAY I WILL SAVE THE WORLD! Err ... or ... maybe not. But maybe I'll get the laundry done, the groceries purchased, and my room cleaned. Maybe the dogs will get a super-long walk, maybe I'll take some nice pictures, maybe I'll make a spinach salad after I meet my friend for a martini.

It's probably enough, isn't it? I mean, if I'm only able to "save" my little corner of the world today? It's OK not to be a superhero, right? Yes? I say yes.

22 comments:

Washington Cube said...

I closed down a house and then raked for hours. Definitely a surge going on out there.

Liza said...

Yes, save your corner!
Secure your homebase, and then take on the world. You will probably find your cape in the process.

Reya Mellicker said...

Yeah, I'm sure my cape is buried underneath a pile of papers. Back now to battling the demons of dirt in my room!

NanU said...

That list sounds like Super Effort enough!
Here we're having a cold snap to keep us from getting too excited by the longer days. It's no longer dark out when I go to work, but it's still too damned cold.

Linda Sue said...

When the sun comes out EVERYTHING is visible- When the sun comes out Layers of clothing are removed and ...the truth of seasons past roll out and I do mean ROLL!Good thing that spring is energizing! Glad your amazing winter has run it's course.

ellen abbott said...

It's got me going!

Steve said...

It is an energizing change, isn't it? I'm sitting here with the sliding glass door open, enjoying 60-plus temperatures. (And the dogs are on the balcony!)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sounds like a lovely LIST you have going for today!

when I popped over to grab the link, I noticed your second snap, had to add an addendum photo to my earlier post! ;)

The Pollinatrix said...

Geez. Here in northern New Mexico, 65 degrees IS warm. And we're still a ways off from that.

Hilarywho said...

It's almost 50 here in Michigan - shirtsleeve weather! And it's got me itching for a road trip.

lakeviewer said...

There is a lot of spring in your steps today!

California Girl said...

Is that Kimy?

Tom said...

merely average heroes are way underated. Walking dogs takes courage and patience. a lot of patience.

Reya Mellicker said...

Tom? Oh yeah.

Yes, California girl - that's Kim Y. Are you on facebook? She posted a pic of me taking the second pic. Oh wait. It's on her blog, too.

Whitney Lee said...

I'm feeling it too, thank goodness! Giving birth and trying to adjust to having an infant in the house again has completely sapped my energy. This warm front is exactly what I needed to feel like myself again!

The long walk and the pictures and meeting up with your friend sound wonderful. The laundry and dust and such will still be there when the rain comes in tomorrow night.

Pauline said...

Being a superhero has to be exhausting! I think I'd rather be me, especially now that spring has sprung. Enjoy that surge of pep and vigor!

Ronda Laveen said...

Or, you could have dos martinis and skip the salad.

lacochran said...

Spinach salad and martini? You are *my* superhero. :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Laura let's get together soon for salads and martinis, eh? Yes? I say yes.

Ronda, it turned out to be two martinis. Now I'm baking chicken, which I'll serve with french fries and asparagus ... spinach salad perhaps tomorrow.

steven said...

on the weekend i saw people bursting out of their homes with all sorts of brand new sneakers and track suits on. yes they will conquor the winter bum and belly they have grown!!! yes they will look so very cool as they do it! yes they will last one hundred metres and slow down to a walk! yes they will return and have a refreshing beer and sandwich and look out the window at the bare winter trees and the little patches of grass emerging from underneath the gritty snow!!! it's a to be becoming spring week for sure reya!!! steven

Mrsupole said...

I need some of that energy. I have been trying to get some organizing and spring cleaning done and have accomplished very little. But I have been sick and sleeping for hours and hours each day. Today is the first day in a few weeks where I actually got up and cooked some soup. Maybe tomorrow I will actually do some more organizing or cleaning, other than the dishes and laundry.

I need to get things done soon or it will just get put off again until who knows when. Too much stuff is not good. I just look at it and give up. I need to make a bigger pile for the Goodwill.

Enjoy the sunshine, out here 65 degrees is a cold day. But I love cold days better than hot days. And I am sick of being hot all the time while in menopause. Summers are miserable out here, love spring though.

God bless.

hele said...

i feel like going to bury my "stay at the laptop and finish my essay" superhuman cape under a pile of leaves and then running of to enjoy the autumn sunshine with the dogs.