Monday, March 2, 2009

still here

February, it seems to me, is a month for turning inward.  The land about you is about as appealing as an unclothed person with an unfortunate physical appearance who hasn't bothered to groom him/herself in months.  it's all about the blemishes, the scars, the dirt..., i.e., doggie droppings, mud, bits of garbage, muck.  Nature is nekkid and it ain't pretty.  When it does snow, it's about as welcome as an ill-fitting, out-of style outfit.  I'm talking white polyester pantsuit here, my dears.  And did I mention that it's cold?  It is.

In the spirit of turning inward, and brooding upon the never-ending winter season (in the great melancholy tradition of my Slavic forebears), I came upon a scheme.  I decided to watch (in my spare time, of course) all seven seasons of the ' Gilmore Girls'.  Surely, once I did that, winter would be over!!  Well,  Rory graduated from Yale, and Lorelai reconciled with Luke....but winter is STILL HERE.

I'm still here too, and I apologize for this unplanned (yet perhaps necessary) absence from blogging.  The month of March, I hear, is one for turning outward and emerging, with face turned toward the sun, from one's cave.

I'm told Spring is on its way.  I'll believe it when I see it!


natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

Welcome back.

I'm hopeful that March will be a much, much better month.

Maria said...

Very funny - I love your writing !
Yes, Feb is a good month to hibernate, I've often thought that bears have the right idea

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Welcome back! Sometimes we need a break from this blogging thing we do to ourselves. I love what you have written. Such true words. I'm looking forward to the longer days, warmer weather, flowers, and COLOR!!!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

So did Loralai and Luke ever get back together? I missed the last 2 episodes.

LOL. No really I did, and I loved that show.

Glad to see you out of hibernation, missed you.


LadyFi said...

Love the photos and story! It's deep deep cold winter here too - with snowstorms and 40 cm of ice on the lake... No sign of spring yet except that the days are longer and lighter.

ashley english said...

I can totally relate. Last year I used Lost on DVD and seed catalogues to make it through until Spring. This year, were I not writing two books in 6 months, I probably would have made my way through some other series....I've enjoyed reading your blog. Persephone over at What Possessed Me suggested I check you out and I'm glad she did. Hang in there!

Firefly Hill said...

Glad you are back! Your description of winter is just about perfect...and sums up how I feel about it right now! I am looking forward to it being over....we are almost there!


Heidi the Hick said...

This is the worst time of year for me.

But your pictures are wonderful... and your descriptions were so true!

b&g girl said...

i think we are on the same wave...i learned that Feb is the month of purification defined in latin and posted about much the same as you, a month of rest, respite. glad to see you back.