I must hurry with this post. My computer is alerting me to a shut down for updates in approximately ten minutes. I’ll make this quick.
On this first day of Spring, I have a few rituals to celebrate the coming of warmth and light.
- Attempt to sleep out in the camper. Yes, I did. It was pretty nippy at 36 degrees last night, but I bundled up and I survived.
- Go out and buy some flowers for myself. The lady asked, do you want a card? I said no, they’re for me. She said, awe, those are the best kind of flowers. Yes, yes, they are.
- A walk outside to breathe in fresh smells. I almost didn’t – the wind ferocious – but my friend called and we walked and talked. The best kind of walk.
- Clean a room. Just one. Don’t get crazy. The rest of them aren’t going anywhere.
That is all. I don’t want to go about setting too high of expectations for myself. There are many spring days ahead.
I am participating in the 14th Annual SOL 2021 March challenge. For 31 days, I will attempt to write and share a small slice of life from my days. If you’d like to read more of today’s slices from other teacher-writers, please head over to twowritingteachers, who have also committed to this challenge.
4 thoughts on “Spring Rituals”
What a nice ritual. I also picked up flowers yesterday i honor of the day. Last weekend I went on a cleaning spree spree so your “Clean a room. Just one. Don’t get crazy. The rest of them aren’t going anywhere.” cracked me up. I could have used that advice then. 😀
Thanks for this glimpse into your first day of spring! I’m impressed that you slept in the trailer with 36 degree weather! You definitely deserve flowers after that. I like your philosophy with cleaning, too. I will remind myself of that next time I start cleaning.
I love that last bit of advice. Clean one room. That’s about all one can realistically get done all season.
Hooray for flowers for yourself and the walk with a friend. Thanks for sharing your list. I liked the hurried pace that you set for your reader–I felt a little anxious that your computer would shut down before you told us everything!