My apologies to Shakespeare but it is in actuality the spring of my discontent. I usually am a roll with the punches, go with the flow, live in the moment kind of gal. But this spring has left me discontent. It has made me whine and I don’t like it when I whine. Nobody else does either.
April should be a month of rain, yes, but lovely refreshing rain and tender green plants shooting up from the ground. Instead April has been unpredictable and cold. The birds are confused. They don’t know if they should be building nests or flying south. It has been hard to plan what to wear for the day.
Perhaps my spring of discontent has been even worse because I am realizing once again that I am no longer a spring chicken. My body is telling me this as well as my mirror. Last week my ankle was bothering me. It does that from time to time—sometimes I think it is probably arthritis but I not really sure. Last week it was worse than it had ever been and I finally took time to look at it and this is what I saw.
Not that I know how I got that nice lovely bruise which actually looked worse as the days wore on. No wonder it hurt!
Then the allergies hit and those morphed into a massive headache and aches which then morphed into continued headache and a horrible cough. You know it is bad when the husband says lovingly “you need to go get some cough syrup” which translates to “I really want to get at least an hour of sleep tonight”. Day 3 and hopefully I am on the road to health but now weekend plans have been changed as another big storm is set to come through. Though it looks as if we are not going to get the quantity of snow that they first thought we were to get–the place we were headed is set to get 12-20 inches of snow so we nixed that trip .
So what do I do in this spring of my discontent???? Try to get out of the doom and gloom that I find myself in. Try to dig myself out of this hole I am in . Try to get healthy by drinking lots of fluids and cuddling my kitties, who by the way, have been the perfect bedmates as I recoup.
My apologies to all who I have neglected to respond to in comments or read your blogs. With a pounding head it has been hard to do much reading but I will be back at it and soon the spring of my discontent will morph into the summer of contentment and busyness!!! Thanks for coming along for the ride!