Today I went full-on spring mode. For starters, my cleaning game was on point. Decluttering, reorganizing, dusting seldom seen corners- you name it, it was done. Not a cupboard or closet in the whole joint went ignored. In fact, by the time the squeaky brakes brought the school bus to a halt in front of my house this afternoon, my donation pile was at least thigh high and my recycling pile was right there with it. My energy seemingly knew no bounds!
Next? Outdoor time!
We unloaded schoolbags, grabbed some snacks and scooters on-the-go and saddled up for a long walk around the neighborhood with the fur babies. They sniffed, we talked. They peed, we strolled. Once that was over, we switched gears. We took our party on the road. First, a stop at Robinson’s Tea Room in Stony Brook to pick up a few of the BEST scones around (for the love of god, try the butterscotch!!) and then stopped by the pond at Avalon Park to visit with [and be intimidated by] the resident ducks, geese, and swans. We finally ended the evening strolling the beachside path at West Meadow Beach, sipping our coffees while the kiddos scooted and rollerbladed around us.
It was wonderful.
Wonderful because of the sun on our faces. Wonderful because of the warmth on our bare arms and on our flippy floppy-clad feet. Wonderful because of all the options springtime offers. On the agenda for tomorrow? Maybe some gardening? Some sidewalk chalk action? Who knows! All I know for sure is that few things rival the energy and enthusiasm that this particular seasonal transition incites. I’ve said it before, and I’ll happily say it again- as good as all the pleasures the other seasons’ trademark pursuits may be, simply nothing else can compete with the feeling of reawakening that primavera stirs within you. It becomes that much easier to find the energy to get active, to get outside, to meet up with friends, to wipe the dust of that hobby or to pick up a new one! Those are the things we were drawn to as we put together this year’s list of spring finds 2017- the sorts of little details that are part of a bigger, fuller, and more vibrant…picture. Happy spring, friends!