I'm over winter. I've been over winter since 3 seconds after the first snowfall of the season.
But the last 2 days we have had some beautiful weather. It's been mildly warm, and the sun is out. And I love it. I've also seen the first of the red-winged black birds and sandhill cranes of the year, and that means spring is near. It also means it's almost camping season!
I love the out-of-doors. So being holed up in the winter really puts me in a funk. I guess it worked out well that I had to spend a month of it recovering from my surgery. I'd rather do that when it's cold outside, than when it's warm and I want to be out camping, or kayaking, or hiking, or geocaching, or photographing, or.....
In recovery news, I feel fantastic. I'm slowly introducing "pre-surgery" foods back into my diet, and have even successfully eaten red meat 3 times. Oh how I love red meat. And it occurred to me yesterday that I haven't even had to take Tums since surgery. I used to have up to 6 a night. I really just feel fantastic!
I have also decided to go back into training for the 5K. I need to see a doctor about my knee, as it still causes pain, and I don't want to further injure it. In the meantime, I will just take things slow and easy. But I'm ready to get back into shape. I'm also debating going to the Y and signing up the family. I think the kids would really enjoy it. But I've been off of my feet for 6 months, and I no longer have my running buddy to motivate me, so this is going to be VERY hard. Please wish me luck!
All in all, things are going great. I have some small stressors, but things are really starting to look up. I've had a couple interviews in the last few weeks, and they went really well. One is a job that I just didn't feel would work well for me, but if they offer me the job, I will take it. The other, which I've interviewed twice for, is something I feel pretty great about. The employees all have great attitudes, and the manager was just a very nice, caring woman. I think it would be a wonderful fit for me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and will hopefully hear something the beginning of the week.
I hope the few of you that read this are doing well. I'm off to prepare for a kid-free weekend of enjoyment. Heading out tomorrow for some geocaching therapy. Yesterday was my 8 year Cache-a-versary and I love it still today as much as I did 8 years ago!
Happy Spring, everyone!