Saturday, March 21, 2009

Goodbye Winter, You Miserable Bitch

Hello Spring, I've been waiting for you. Not in a creepy, wearing a face mask in a dark alley kind of way, but more of a shipwrecked and treading water, waiting for a life boat way. I'm so happy you're finally here. But I've got to tell you, for your first day . . . well, wrong foot. Snow? Cold? Wind? No thank you.

Just so you and I can get off on the right foot, I thought maybe we could lay down some ground rules. Come to an agreement of sorts. First, what I expect from you: No more below freezing temps. No wretched winds that make the weather people use that nasty word "windchill." If it could only rain in the middle of the night when I am not trying to run and walk through a crowded Walmart parking lot with an 18 month old, super.

Because I don't want our little agreement to be completely without consideration, here's what I promise you. I will not complain about you (even when all my floors are covered with mud day after day). I will profess my undying love for you, your sister Summer, and your 2nd cousin fall. It's only that bitch of a stepmother, Winter, that I can't stand. I also promise to come outside every day and show my love by running, walking, biking and whatever else I can think of.

Deal?

12 comments:

Carly said...

LMAO! I feel the same way. But come on....it is minnesota, we have gotten snow in May.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a good deal to me! It was gorgeous here earlier in the week, but pretty cold again now. Ugh!

Marlene said...

I share your sentiments!

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks for setting things straight with spring for us! I hope it listens and behaves appropriately!!

Running Through Life said...

I like the terms of the deal, however I hope mother nature holds her end of the bargain.

Melanie said...

LOL, so so true. love it.

theloosemoose said...

Let me know if you somehow get Spring to be obedient - I woke up today to SNOW on the ground with more still falling. Spring pissed me off so much that I didn't run at all...that'll show her.

I Run for Fun said...

I second that! Man, I can think of a million things I want to do in spring (why didn't I do them last year?). Let it last!!!

MCM Mama said...

I am SO with you!

RunWithMe said...

I am laughing so hard at your post title. Winter has been a miserable bitch this year. I am so happy to hear the birds singing and an inkling of spring in the air.

aron said...

YAYYY for spring!!!

Marcy said...

AMEN my chica! AMEN!