Monday, March 30, 2009

the squeak of spring...

Wichita ended up getting pelted with a mix of sleet and snow Friday and Saturday. We had seven inches total. It was a beautiful storm, as I watched it Friday night from my window, all warm and cozy inside with yummy corn chowder and wine!

I don't know if it was the snow, or the rest I took when I was sick a week and a half ago, or just the grace of God (i'm thinking it's the latter), but this weekend has been just what I have needed. I had a ton of rest, and although I was irrationally angry that I couldn't run eight miles on Saturday, I got over it. I think I was so angry because FINALLY, after nearly a month of struggling with being sore and exhausted ALL THE TIME, my body is feeling good... really good. I feel rested, relaxed and all the deep aches and pains of training are virtually gone (for now). I did end up getting to run 14 outside yesterday though, so that was fabulous.

Instead of sitting around fuming, after a morning of relaxing with a mocha and a book, I used my energy to accomplish quite a bit around the house. I did a lot of spring cleaning, finished all my mountains of laundry, cleaned out my closet, scrubbed every surface in this house, and finished off the day with my home weights routine (I use free weights, a exercise band and ball) and an hour of power yoga on video. It was a relaxing rejuvenating weekend overall.

These pictures below show the the teensy difference of my garden from last weekend, and my garden this weekend. A little squeak of spring.


Budding Peony last weekend, and snowy Peony this weekend. This plant is a transplant I took from my Grandma's garden about two years ago, I hope it survives!


My vibrant Hyacinth, now dead and gone just like T.I. and J.T. say in their new song...


The blossoms on a flowering tree in my front yard, and the frozen blossoms on my backyard cherry tree.


Luckily Tulips love snow.


Some tree blossoms on my street last week and my street around 10a Saturday morning.




10 comments:

J said...

Wow those are some crazy pictures! I want summer!!

Marci said...

Even though its wrong to see snow with those flowers, those pictures are sooo pretty!

Melanie said...

Amazing pictures! Wow. Glad you're feeling so great! :D

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

The before and after photos are cool even though it isn't good news for most of those plants

crazy weather, huh?

Ashley said...

Your weekend sounds so similar to mine!

This weather makes me mad....the Bradford Pear Trees only get one good bloom a year and this storm ruined it! Grrr!

X-Country2 said...

You all did get hammered by snow/sleet this weekend. Crazy stuff!

aron said...

your poor flowers!!! thats crazy. yay glad the aches and pains are gone!!! good sign :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog.

I love the pictures. It looks like you not only had a productive weekend, you got some good rest in too.

Mica said...

Wow, looks like an intense storm. I can't believe how much Mother Nature is faking us out. I just want consistent spring, no more of this dropping to sub-freezing temperatures!

Oz Runner said...

love those pics...sad for all those flowers...