Yesterday, it was sixty degrees and sunny. It was the first day of Spring. I have to remember this for next year, so I won't be disappointed the first week of April when it is 30 degrees, foggy and raining with not one bud in sight. I am not kidding. I went out to examine the trees. Nothing. No plants bursting through the soil. Zip. Nada. Zero.
Yesterday, the hostas leaves appeared. You might have heard me yelling: "The hosta is up! The hosta is up!" And there are tight buds on some trees. I had a simile in mind--tight as a--but unfortunately I cannot use it on this blog. Fill it in yourself.
Hosta grows like bushes here.
What to do on the first day of spring in Nova Scotia? You go for a walk on the beach, of course. We chose the beach in Blandford (about a ten minute drive) and walked near the water. I took on a hefty stride while Tom dawdled looking for shells in the sand.
Look at me, I'm walking so well, I thought to myself. Good girl, I thought. Watch me go. I am woman; hear me howl.
I am alive and well!
Then a little stream came up from the ocean and cut through the sand. I'll just hop this. I stomped my foot into a large pile of seaweed, which collapsed and sent me diving forward landing in water and sand. I was not hurt, only humiliated. To add to the humiliation, I could hardly get up.
I was like a rolling walrus on a seesaw.
These are not good images to have of oneself, but I have a feeling they are more accurate than not.
In a half mile, the beach ran out altogether, so I would have to recross the stream. Tom yelled at me not to do that and told me to he'd pick me up in the car. I had to to climb a small wall of rocks to get to the road. I couldn't do it. My knees don't support climbing over a few rocks. He had to get out of the car and pull that ox out of the mire.
I know another beach!
I have been patiently waiting for my print copy of YOU ARE BORING, but I think that Amazon has sent it with an old man riding a rusted out Schwinn bike from 1955. It doesn't come and it doesn't come and it doesn't come.