Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Can Breathe Again!

You can think of it as sinking below water... for over a month.  Today, as the temperature rises above freezing for the first time in over a month, we here in Minnesota can take a deep breath. 

Ahhh!  It feels so good!

For the first time in over 33 days, the temperature in Minnesota is above freezing.  I don't believe me, look down below, on the right.  The weather gadget says 45F!  Going around today, it feels sort of like Mardi Gras. Where did all these people go to the last month?  Everybody is running(or better yet, biking!) around, underdressed and smiling like a kid.  It's a Frank Capra moment.

Complaining about the weather only spreads the disease of unhappiness.  If I was going to complain, I would probably complain about the fact that I can't ride my bike due to the injury to my foot.   I definitely have a jones for some biking, today.  I've probably put on 5lbs, since last Friday.  Car dependency has it's price.  Now, I got to get back out and enjoy the weather while it lasts.


m e l i g r o s a said...

that's ♥super! Im glad the weather is getting better ;)

spiderlegreen said...

thanx! but it's gonna get worse before it gets better, again. :)

Anonymous said...

Today was warm in Chicago, too! I took advantage by making a 24 mile roundtrip to Chinatown. The only downside was the return of civilization to the lakefront trail. I prefer not having to share it with people letting their dogs run around unleashed.


spiderlegreen said...

Hi Dottie, the one nice thing about riding in the cold winter, is you don't have a lot of competition on trails. One thing that comes with Spring is obstacles. It's a trade off.