Monday, March 3, 2008

Where the hell is spring?

I've officially changed the season to spring. I've had enough with shoveling, heating the apartment and lamenting winter. This coming weekend we "spring ahead" with the time change, which means it'll be pitch black (again) when I wake up at 6 a.m., but lighter at night as I head to the gym.

So today I bought daffodils which are wrapped up tight as if they too are in denial about this whole winter thing lingering on. I'm wearing a cotton sweater and lighter jacket today, as if I actually believe the weatherman when he says it'll be 50 by lunch. I can only hope that for once, he is accurate. Otherwise, it'll be a chilly day for me all the way around. But for the sand and salt pileups on the side of the roads, and the cavernous potholes, is outdoor biking season finally approaching?

(Trip countdown alert Dear Sister, don't read this) So we are now 44 days away from April in Paris (and Vienna) and we have booked the airport shuttles and nailed down a comfortable (with room still left) itinerary in Paris. The problem is how we sort out our activities with a mere 29 hours in Vienna. I figure we'll be at our hotel at noon on Tuesday and leaving for the airport around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Our To Do list is longer than I anticipated and may require some tweaking to get it down to manageable but not utterly exhausting. The goal is not to have to return to Vienna. Ever. But I said that once before.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Anderson said...

hahaha! I was wondering when you were going to update your blog. Put some photos up as well! I feel the same way - although it's been much more spring like here lately. It may even hit 65 today.