Never before have I felt such a sense of emergence in springtime - a sense of having endured something Long and Exhaustive and finally coming out into the sunshine, literally. My standard, chronic state of fatigue has been replaced by giddiness at the sunshine and warm breeze. I want to open all the windows, play music, and bounce about with childlike enthusiasm, unable to stand still.
And we have had such wonderful spring meals!!
Some nights it's still cold, though! No matter, I have stubbornly decided that spring IS here, and I am leaving the windows open, even if Ruby and I still have to curl up under blankets while studying...
And we are still counting on wonderful dried beans for a quick and hearty supper, filled with fiber and lean protein!