Monday, February 14, 2011

a thaw ~ the good, the bad and the ugly

Is it spring? I know, this is just a preview, winter isn't really gone, but I love seeing temps in the 40*s:

A daily high of 45* and a low of 23*. So much better than the negative temps of not to long ago!

I love spring. It is by far my favorite season. I gain more energy in the spring, my mood is raised, I accomplish more in the spring than any other time. Spring is my season. I love seeing the sun, I love the warm air, I love the snow disappearing (and soon the flowers emerging).

What I don't love is the ugly mess that I find when a thaw comes around:

And this isn't even a bad mess. I've mentioned "poop soup" before, it's really that bad sometimes. Thankfully we don't have that (yet). So far my method of scooping up poop is working. I scoop only what it level with the snow. I used to dig down and that made the most awful poop soup mess. But, it does mean when the snow level goes down, I have extra poop to scoop. On Sunday I made three trips with the poop sled. Typically I scoop up enough for 1 trip with the poop sled each day. Three trips should have counted that as a "cross training" work out! I had already ran 5 miles on the treadmill though, so I got a double workout.

1 comment:

Kathryn Ray said...

Oh I agree. The days are longer, little hints of spring are everywhere. Even if it's not time to pack the long johns away, I love this time of year.

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