fickle

26275_665000317431_2432753_napril, you fickle beast, you.

i guess i shouldn’t be one to talk; i have christmas decorations yet on my chandelier and a greenhouse with baby tomatoes reaching for the light 6 feet away. 

while you tease me with 76ΒΊ on the way home from work one afternoon, you drop to 64ΒΊ within the hour after i happily donned my shorts and tank top. 

then after a drenching rain, you drop completely to under freezing so i’m forced to bundle up the next morning for work. 

you’re certainly living up to your reputation of april showers, as the next week holds the promise of drops from the sky, which ARE needed here, as 80% of the state is in a drought.

but after months of running on a treadmill, i finally got out of the house for runs, and that’s all i want to do – no going back to the treadmill this season.

but the WIND the WIND the WIND. not only is it maddening overall and a beast to run in, but it stirs up stuff on the ground and gets in my eyes and nose and lungs, and i’m sniffly and snotty and gross.

so i wait: hopes a little quelled; watching for the perennials to pop up; running shoes tapping impatiently; tethered to the 10-day weather outlook.

soon the weather will stabilize into above-freezing nights; the grass will green; my plants will get in the ground; my running shoes will hit pavement.

but until then.

april, you fickle beast, you.

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