The calendar may say it’s spring, but Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo. My sinuses, however, seem to have looked at the calendar and now are waiting for Mother Nature to arrive to finish the job. I’m going on two weeks of this sinus garbage and I’m not enjoying this continual pounding in my head. So much so that I’ve spent every waking moment not at work on the couch practicing my mouth-breathing. Ugh.
On the other hand, the arrival of spring also brings the Lenten season and Holy Week. I was at rehearsal today for the Palm Sunday service at church, and the music is Ah. Maze. Ing. So excited to hear the performance Sunday morning.
1. What is your favorite thing about Spring?
All the new growth. Flowers trying to make their way in the world after the chill of winter. The riot of color before it gives in to the green of summer.
2. Favorite kind of flowers to grow or receive?
Does basil count as a flower to grow? I love it. It’s also the only thing I haven’t killed other than a jade plant on the kitchen windowsill. As much as I love the aforementioned riot of color I am horribly allergic to just about all of it. So favorites to receive? Probably tulips and daffodils, as they don’t aggravate as much. Plus they are oh so pretty.
3. What is your favorite nail polish color?
The ones I like never look that great on my fingers. I love bold pastel pinks and deep burgundy or wine tones. I just painted them a soft opal shimmer, actually, but I know it won’t last any longer than my shower tomorrow morning. I just cannot get polish to stick to my fingernails longer than a few hours. I’ve tried every base coat out there, and no luck. Any recommendations on how to get the polish to stick???
4. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
See the above statements regarding my allergies. I can’t spend but so long out there without breaking into hives. But when it’s good, the favorites include spending a great spring day out on the kite flying field, a balmy summer day hammock sitting with a good book, and fall afternoons at college football games.
5. Do you have any fun Spring plans?
Right now, to get healthy! My birthday is coming soon, as is the new niece, so plans are all involved around that big event!