After spending a month of winter moping around because of grey skies and no sun, I’ve spent the last week reveling in the gorgeous weather.

So OK, it wasn’t super gorgeous and a beautiful 72, but we’ve had blue skies! We’ve had sunshine! I’ve worn capris for the last three days straight!

Someone heard my please for February to end so we could get on with Spring, and I’m so thankful!

Thankful enough it was all I could do to not dance all the way across my front yard and to my minivan on Monday.  As I drove, I rolled down the windows and cheered. I nearly did a jig in the parking lot of the local bookstore because of the joy that I feel.

There’s just something about winter. You get through the start of it because of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but soon that cheerful glow dies and you are left with freezing cold temperatures and no sunshine. By the end of January I feel as though I might never come out of the oppressiveness that winter uses to entrap me. The meer thought of four more weeks of winter through the month of February makes me want to curl up in bed and not come out until March.

Some winters end early and we see March like weather in mid-February.  I’m eternally grateful that this is one of those years. For whatever reason, this mild winter seemed as though it would never end.

And so what now? Now I dance. Now I sing.

Now I let my neighbours think I’m a loon, but that’s OK. After all, I spent last month talking about how I’m a troll. A loon has to be preferable to a troll. Or maybe I’m a loon and a troll?

As long as you recognize my obvious grace and charm as I sing and dance under the gaze of dear missed friend, The Sun, I’m totally all right with you thinking I’m a loon. Or a troll.

So what’s on your “dancing in the sunshine” playlist? Here’s a look at mine:

  • Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
  • Soak of the Sun by Sheryl Crow
  • Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
  • Walking on the Sun by Smashmouth
  • Reach up for the Sunrise by DuranDuran

Can you tell I’m going for a “sun” theme? Oh yeah. And nice fast music to really get the heart pumping for the excitement that winter is drawing to a close!

Now, to just get the themometer to get up a little closer to 72. I know it’ll be here far too soon and we’ll end up with the odious humidity and extreme heat of summer… but for now I’m going to ignore that fact.

I’m going to rejoice in spring.

I’m gonna dance.

–Lady O