Only the other day, I was telling you about our wonderful sunny weekend, the first sunny days in weeks. Well, it kept until today, and I made the most of it:
On Thursday, I left work half an hour earlier, changed into my thermal running pants and went for my first run since some time last October. It felt GREAT, and I was amazed at how fit I still am after months of not running at all, and not going to the gym as often as I used to, what with the new job just having started and the very cold weather setting in more or less around the same time.
The very next day, I was back on our old familiar well-beaten running track on the fields; this time with my faithful running companion and friend. It was the first time we met in months, even though we live only two streets apart, and so there was plenty to catch up on - which is no problem when you don't run too fast ;-)
We're now in for another cold spell and probably more snow next week, but I - like countless others - am hoping this will be only a brief relapse, and then spring will come to stay.
Yesterday was another beautiful day. While I was going about my weekly cleaning with all the windows wide open to let the air and sun in, I heard the noise of a small aircraft, something I always associate with lazy sunny summery afternoons spent on the fields or at the park. It was something I had not seen in an long time: a small plane pulling a banner. It was an advertisement for a local radio station, and it had such a charming old-fashioned feel about it.
Inside, I put some Easter/spring-themed decoration up; not much, as you can see:
The desk where I usually put Christmas cards under the glass top and where I now have some particularly pretty spring-like cards from last year...
...and the sideboard in my living room where the vase that usually is on there had to make room for this bright green one, the matching candle holder and the "egg".
Oh, and there's a small yellow wooden Easter bunny dangling from the bathroom cabinet door, but I forgot to take a picture of it.
That's all for now; I'm not looking forward to the cold of next week, but there's plenty to look forward to: a congress about IT security on Monday, a dinner invitation from a former colleague on Tuesday, and a fashion show to attend with my Mum on Thursday, plus dancing with RJ on Saturday. Life is good!