Spring has been cancelled. That’s right – winter had so much fun this year, it’s decided to continue it’s run. For how long? Who knows, it’s always a gamble. We can only be patient and hope for the best.
I for one don’t mind this dreary, foggy, wet, cold Friday. It’s the kind of cold you can’t escape, no matter how many layers you pull on – it gets right in to the bone. It’s the kind of cold best watched through a window, next to a roaring fire, or some candles at least. A cup of tea in the morning, a glass of wine in the evening. And wool socks: they are key.
I have a distinct memory of running home from school in 2nd grade (8 years old) on a Friday afternoon such as this one. It was the year I wore a specific outfit for each day of the week. Ariel from The Little Mermaid on Mondays, my sunflower shirt on Tuesdays. And my favourite outfit on Friday, complete with purple floral velvet leggings to celebrate the week’s ending.
On that gray Friday, I was so excited to get home and play – not having any homework to do until Sunday night – and as I made the sharp right turn to ascend the stairs to my front door, I slipped on the wet red brick and busted my knee. Lots of tears, and no more purple floral velvet leggings. But it was okay. It was Friday, and all the promises of the weekend awaited. I remember shaking it off and going to play in my room, cozily tucked up in my attic hideaway.
And that is sort of like today. No busted knees (so far). Just some laundry. An excursion even, to see what there is to see through the dense fog. And wool socks – extra thick ones.