Good bye, winter… thanks for being a jerk.

That’s right, we’re done here. Go away.

After being blessed with a couple of mild winters (if only I could go back and cherish them more), this winter was a beast.

And that trip to Aruba I took with the mister at the beginning of December?

Well it was fun. But we’re kicking ourselves for not pushing it into January/February… you know, preferably over the timing of one of the polar vortexes.

However, I shall try to not be bitter about the last 3-4 months of complete commuting misery and spending down time, completely neglecting the idea of socialization, isolated in the apartment under multiple blankets.

Supposedly spring is here. And it seems we’re almost done with days under 35 degrees, so perhaps a celebration is in order.

This news was celebrated with a walk on one of the lake paths in the city I live in.

lake arlington

It’s really hard to celebrate spring when the bitter wind keeps you from enjoying 42 degrees. It’s even harder to celebrate when the lake is still very much a solid sheet of ice.

Take what you can get, I suppose.

I’m also celebrating something else today.

My return to spinning!

spin class

The instructor is a real killer (in a good way?), and it’s taken over a month after my respiratory infection for me to be positive I can withstand the endurance required.

He made me pay for my absence. But it was a great way to start a Friday.

Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to get work done and get out. Additionally, my mom is calling right now. She’s flying in today and is completely in crisis mode when it comes to if she should bring her spring jacket or winter coat since we’re going to be experiencing temperatures from both seasons while she’s here. (I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE, WINTER! GOOD BYE!)

Really important stuff, guys.

Have a great weekend!

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10 Responses

  1. Have a fab time with your mom! Tell her to bring the winter coat with a lining. Ha ha, so she has two coats in one :)

    I think next year… Aruba in Dec AND in Jan/Feb! Yeah?!

  2. It’s really bringin’ me down that spring is going to be such a tease, getting all the way up to the 50s today before plummeting back to the 30s this weekend. There is no justice in this cruel, cold (so, so cold) world. Though I guess at least it’s sunny?

  3. You guys are gonna hit like 60 today!! It’s gonna be 70 here tomorrow, and ready for this? Snow on mf tuesday.

  4. Even though I can’t feel your pain on this one, I have LOTS of friends in Chicago who have been keeping me well informed. Here’s to a warm spring and great summer! Have fun with your mom!

  5. I’m way happy spring is here, though it’s apparently not quite kicking winter out the door yet. Have fun with your mom visiting!! :D

  6. Have fun with your Mom!!! See you next weekend for wine and book-I-haven’t-read discussion!

  7. Oh hiiiii Lake Arlington, you aren’t covered in ice anymore!

    You live so close to me. We should meet up for runs or Starbucks or something.

    • Or breakfast? I love breakfast. And I really love breakfast at Le Peep. Just sayin’. :)

      I’d also be down for a run… just give me a bit more training time… I should be at a relatively decent mileage in a month or so!

      On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM, Second City Randomness… wrote:


  8. This was my first real winter on the east coast and my GOD it was crazy. The amount of snow just blew me away. So glad the worst is over.

    And now that I wrote that you know we’ll have snow this week…

    Have a great time with your mom!

  9. Seriously, I am so over winter this year. I need sunshine! Have a great weekend with your mom!

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