Well, first of all, you will notice I've changed my blog format. I just felt as if it needed a little freshening up for Spring. It's still a work in progress; I may fiddle with it some more.
As for the whining part, what is it with this weather? It is gray, depressing and really windy out today. It's April. Why isn't it springlike yet? I want to be out in the garden, cleaning up old leaves and other leftover debris from last year. But it's just not nice enough out. The trees and bushes are showing a few tentative buds and there are some crocuses poking up their heads in the yard but it just isn't warm enough yet for anything really impressive to bloom.
I feel as if I've been stuck in the house for months. Oh yeah, that's right - I have been stuck in the house for months.
I love the warm weather, love being able to be outside on the deck or in the garden. It isn't fair that we have winter 6 months a year here in New Jersey. Sure, you can get a nice day once in awhile as late as November or as early as March, but really, you can't enjoy the outdoors here until May, and can't really go outside after October. So why do I live here? A question for the ages.
Moving on...I am trying to catch up with all of the things I've been missing due to my recent addiction to Facebook and Scrabble. I realize that I have neglected to thank two people for awards! One is Utah Savage, and the other, Liberality. These fine bloggers have seen fit to bestow the Sisterhood Award on me so I am finally, belatedly, thanking them both! Rather than re-spread this award to people who have already gotten it anyway, I just want you to read all the bloggers I enjoy. There are so many wonderful female bloggers I read, please go visit all of the links on my sidebar that are written by women! And for that matter, there are a lot of great guys over there too. Go, read, enjoy!