spring, where are you?

March 15, 2009 |  Category:   life



It’s trying. I know it’s trying. And there are little signs, like these crocuses that seem to have sprouted quietly from under the snow. We’ve been so accustomed to seeing brown, white and gray for the past few months that when they appeared after the snow melted, you almost had to rub your eyes and stare to make sure that you were indeed seeing signs of Spring. The girls went nuts over the small, bright flowers and darted to each little sprout, gently stroking the petals. (Oooh, this reminds me, I planted a peony bulb – my most favorite flower – last Fall in a big pot on my balcony. I wonder if it will grow??).

Even the Farmer’s Market in our neighborhood looked more like Fall – lots of apples and not much else in the way of fruit. I know I shouldn’t be complaining too much since today is mild in comparison to most days that we’ve had, but when I look at the long term weather forecast and see mid 40s across the board, it is sort of discouraging. I admit that I’m a bit of a weather nut. My brother and I used to watch the weather channel as kids just for kicks, especially during hurricane season to track the storms. We were obsessed with radars. I really thought that he would become a meteorologist when he grew up. Instead he became a vet.

So this is starting off as a lazy Sunday. We want to take the kids out to lunch but we are waffling between options and are insanely indecisive today. M wants dimsum, Mark wants Pho, C is always up for Ramen. I want a sushi lunchbox. Argh!!!


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  • Sherryl March 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Hi Jenna and Mark! I am a new blog follower and I just have to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG! I love your beautiful pictures and recipes and look forward to each post! I’m an etsy seller too and live not to far from you guys in New Canaan, CT so I am dying to try your sweet treats. I will be ordering a ton from you guys for Mother’s Day. Keep up the good work!

  • Fiona March 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I vote for dim sum. Purely out of jealousy.

    I think spring really is coming. Someday. We have crocus, daffodil, and tulip shoots coming up, plus there are buds on every tree. Today I went to the garden center and actually bought plants (not just seeds).

    So hold on – in a couple of weeks it’ll be fresh asparagus and radishes and not long after that spring strawberries.

  • nichole March 16, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Another weather nut? No way! I am THE biggest weather geek ever. I track storms, am glued to the weather boards and tv during hurricane and snow season.

    Have you been here:


    Sorry if I just added to your addiction. 😉

  • Jenna March 16, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Nichole, I hadn’t seen that site before. What is it with the obsession with the weather? Where does it come from? It’s not like we get hurricanes in our part of the country, or really even big big snowstorms. Funny, huh?