Friday, March 4, 2011
I hate winter - vastly preferring summer in the battle of Extreme Seasons - but I have a sneaking suspicion that deep down, I actually enjoy winter for the sake of this time of year. It's not spring yet, but I can feel it coming. And when spring comes to Wisconsin, I feel more than relief at the end of winter. It's a sense of triumph, that another winter has been vanquished. We won, damn it! I see winter as a foe, but if it were never below zero and blizzarding outside, I wouldn't be this giddy at the melting of snow and warmer breezes. I've been feeling sluggish lately, and I'm hoping the advent of spring will give me a jolt of energy. So why wait until the end of the month? On March 1st I abandoned my winter coat for a spring jacket, because eff you, winter. There's only a week until Daylight Saving time begins.
Of course, at this time of year I'm also full of spring and summer ambition. I'll go up north! I'll go camping! I'll take walks at Conservation Park every week! I'll swim in Goose Lake! Mini road trips! Brewers games! I tend to forget that summer no longer means I'm on vacation. But hey, might as well start out with the best of intentions.