Friday, March 23, 2012

It seems after the cold, wind and rain of last weekend, spring has returned to Southern California. The air is fragrant with orange blossoms and jasmine and the trees that lost their leaves are getting new ones.

I have discovered that spring fever has taken on a new meaning for me. At least for the last few days, I simply didn’t want to go online. I didn’t want to post on Facebook. I didn’t want to read emails or write them. I didn’t want to read the news stories that went with all the tabloid style teasers AOL is so fond of.

I barely looked at my BlackBerry and then it was only to glance over the list of emails I still hadn’t opened.

I wanted to be outside looking at the sky, or going somewhere and doing something. When I finished my daily work on Yarn2Go, I couldn’t bear to be tethered to a computer screen for another minute.

I’m still in that space which is why this is a very short blog. I want to get back to crocheting the project for my next book and play with the knook thing I ordered that is supposed to let you knit with a crochet hook. So far, I’m not so sure about it.

And then I want to stand outside and look at the night sky and get a deep inhale of those orange blossoms and jasmine flowers in my backyard.

Do you have spring fever? How does it affect you?


Planner said...

I have Spring Fever, too, but I didn't realize it until you mentioned it. I spent the morning checking out local cherry blossoms and wisteria and didn't want to go back inside.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Looking out at the fog over the San Fernando Valley this morning I can't say that I have spring fever, Betty--but I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the year!

Betty Hechtman said...

Planner, I hope I get a chance to see the cherry blossoms this year. It's such a nice time of year to be outside.

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, I see your point. This morning was chilly and gray and there is a forecast of rain this weekend. Maybe it's a good thing because I sure have some online catching up to do.