I'm so grateful for the start of spring. Flowers are growing in our yard and some of the smaller trees and bushes are sprouting some leaves. I moved the figs trees from our garage to the driveway. Evenings aren't dark until after 7p.
Winter doesn't necessarily make me sad ( I really enjoy playing in the snow and battling the elements on my bike rides to and from work). This year the experience was more discombobulation. I couldn't assemble a coherent story for the various pieces of this life. Each piece was acceptable or good enough on its own, but I didn't see any bigness to it. As a grown up with barely sufficient maturity, I continue about life despite the dizziness. Someday, it will likely make sense again.
Parenting anecdote: this morning (Saturday), Janny came into our room at 7:15 to play and request pancakes. Both Jill and I wanted to continue sleeping. Every single day this past school week, I had to talk to, shake her (in the legal sense), and carry her out of bed at 7:30 to get ready for school. She turned 6 a couple of weeks ago!
I started a new group on facebook called Urbana underground. So far, claiming the cool name is all I have done for the group. We have 4 members. Maybe if we had a purpose or goal, it would be attractive?