Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring


Yesterday I looked out the window before I dressed for my errands and saw a gray sky. The branches were moving in a strong breeze. I slipped on the ankle boots I've been wearing all winter, and topped myself off with a levi jacket and the new pashmina I bought in New York. I didn't know it was 81° and the hottest day of the year. Of course, in my scarf and boots, I was the hottest girl of the year.

Today it looked sunny and calm and I dressed for spring in a light skirt and sandals. I breezed into the mall with a spring in my step. An hour later I started toward the exit and noticed that it was snowing! Not just flakes, but a full-blown blizzard!

I looked down at my sandals and started muttering to myself, "Are you kidding me??? It's snowing! This is ridiculous. I don't even have shoes!" A lady walking in the door overheard me, and said, "Did you say something?" I laughed, and started to explain why I was talking to myself, when I realized she was preoccupied with her stroller and little girl. So my words just kind of trailed off. Then my sandal caught on the floor mat, and I burst out with, "Spring has not sprung!"

"Mommy, is she talking to me?"

The cute mom bent down to caution her five-year-old about women with no shoes who talk out loud to themselves in public places. I dashed into the squall with a new spring in my step.

11 comments:

i'm kelly said...

that's one thing you gotta love about utah. it will be blue skies, sun shining one minute and snowing the next. just when you think spring has sprung, winter comes roaring back.

The World According to Me said...

Confusing weather you are experiencing!
Sounds like you were confusing the little girl too!

gab said...

That was a what not to wear moment!

Christie said...

We never think we're going to be the crazy lady talking to ourselves and frightening the little children in the mall, but then one day we wake up and we have become that. Yikes.

SaraLynn said...

lol....this made me chuckle a good long while :)
I have experienced this scenario, in your "shoes" and as the mother :)

Ashlee said...

I laughed so hard at your post! :0) Nothing wrong with talking to yourself, unless you answer back. :0)

I understand your weather frustrations. It snowed last week here. The whole weekend was GORGEOUS, and then yesterday we were back to being bundled up and rushing from the car to the building. Sigh. I wish Spring would just decide to stick around!

kenju said...

I always say that spring feels like we are on a yo-yo, all upa nd down and sideways!

mama jo said...

my sister, the 'bag lady'...or 'that homeless lady on the corner'....hey people always look like they are talking to themselves..usually they are on their 'bluetooth phones'...

Annemarie said...

I am in Utah, as well. It is so hard to dress yourself & your kids day-to-day in this unpredictable weather. That snow was dropping quarter sized flakes at my house...I'm ready for a little popcorn popping on my trees! Look forward to meeting you!

Nina said...

I love the picture of the feet!!!

I had to rescue my son from that snowy weather. He left home in shorts and a t-shirt. He called me at work and asked for a ride home -- and he's a college student!!!! He shoulda known better . . . .

Nina said...

I love the picture of the feet!!!

I had to rescue my son from that snowy weather. He left home in shorts and a t-shirt. He called me at work and asked for a ride home -- and he's a college student!!!! He shoulda known better . . . .