#favorite #things to do in the #spring with @meganslayer

This post is supposed to be my favorite things to do in the spring. Doing things for the spring seems like such a far off idea at the moment. I can’t lie. I’m getting cabin fever. Yes, there are books to write (my notebooks are crying because they’re so full) and books to read (the TBR pile is a mess), but I like being outside. I like going to the park and moving. I like KNOWING I can go out if I want to. I don’t really have anywhere to go, but I like having the ability to go if I so choose.

Right now, since we’re in a stay at home directive. Unless you have a reason to go out, don’t. Now, I’m good at being a hermit if I have a book to finish, but I like knowing I can go out if I want.

That’s the fun of spring. The snow, for the most part, is gone and you can go outside. Running, gardening, opening windows (eventually), Easter, the annual Books and Brunch event through the Friends of the Library… It’s all happening in the spring.

We can go outside, but not in groups of more than 10 (I believe it’s still 10 or less). Can’t have the library (it’s closed), can go to the park, but can’t go to the bathroom at the park (it’s in the visitor center…which is closed), can’t go for ice cream unless we get it at the store…it’s too mushy outside to plant flowers or pull weeds (I don’t pull weeds in the rain), and I can’t open the windows yet.

Now, I know this has been a maudlin post. I get it. It has been. But spring just started, so there is plenty of time, things should settle down (eventually) and one day the space around me will warm with spring temps. So, I’m looking forward to 5k races, going to the park, writing while sitting on the swing on the front porch, the flowers and gearing up for the summer 5k season.

What about you? What are your favorite things to do in the spring?

Want a short story that’s big on story, but small on price while you’re stuck at home and need something (else) to read? Check out Simply the Best by Wendi Zwaduk! Only $.99 right now!


<!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:”Cambria Math”; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536869121 1107305727 33554432 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-469750017 -1073732485 9 0 511 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:8.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; color:#0563C1; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:#954F72; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} –>

A chance meeting leading to a lasting love?

Sam Rhodes swore he had his life sorted out. He loves his job at the Gates Mills Police Department and his dating life—all the guys he wants as long as he keeps things quiet. But a chance meeting at the library has him rethinking everything he knows. Can this seasoned officer accept what he never knew he wanted, especially if the love of his life could be a woman?

Emma Haeferle’s plans for the day included shelving books at the Gates Mills library, hanging out with her friend and avoiding the leering glances from her boss. When she locks gazes with the handsome bald man across the second floor of the library, all bets are off. She longs to wrap herself in his muscle-bound arms, but can a chance encounter really be simply the best?

Anything is possible when you only accept the best.

17 thoughts on “#favorite #things to do in the #spring with @meganslayer

  1. Thanks for coming by earlier.. and another good thing about being in the south! Unfortunately, our parks are closed, but I can at least get out in my yard (and there is plenty to do there… I just have to find the time to do it!)

  2. I hear you there! So many normal springtime activities aren’t possible or safe this year. I hope this epidemic ends soon.

    Do you like birdwatching? That’s something I’ve rediscovered this spring. They’re fascinating little creatures.

    And thanks for stopping by my post already today.

    • I’m not much into bird watching, but I do enjoy watching the pair of bald eagles not far from my house. The cool thing is they’ll sometimes hunt in the field behind the house, so I get to see them flying.

  3. You’re so right, Megan. It’s the ability that we can’t get up and go outside without all the restrictions that is depressing. At least here in my part of town I can take a walk and not worry about running into too many people. Yet I miss the “freedom” of going to a park, Farmer’s Market, or even the store for toilet paper and milk, lol! Until then, I’ll have to take one day at a time, read, write, or do nothing and curl up on the couch and binge watch a series I’ve missed. 🙂 Stay safe and well.

  4. I get cabin fever on occasion, but strangely enough that’s not bothering me right now. My anxiety and depression did spike this last week, but I think that was because I kept checking the news. I had to stop that. Now, I’m just focusing on things I know I can control. The mess in my house. My writing. Books to read. Since my kids are all home from school now, I do take them outside for walks and exercise. Instead of going the local park and playground, we take walks around the local cemetery. Usually, there’s no one else there. It’s quiet and peaceful and my kids and I have the entire place to ourselves to walk and run as long as we want. Plus, most of my family is buried there, so we’re visiting family in a way, too.

  5. I’m not a runner, but all 4 of my kids are. I do aerobics, since I love to dance and husband doesn’t, so I get to dance and sweat at the same time. Good for my heart. And I”m doing videos once a day at home.
    My daughter has decided to do a 5-k each season this year. She did a Superbowl run in January. Not sure when(if) she’ll be able to get a spring one in. But it’s a laudable plan. She’s suffering now because she’s a “gym rat”, and usually spends a couple of hours every day, working out. But the gym is closed. She says it’s hard for her to get “in the zone” at home, where there are so many distractions. I told her I’m bored with all the distractions in my house, where I’ve been spending all day, every day. But still, I’m glad to do my part to fight this virus, even if my part is just staying home.

  6. There is a bunch of cabin fever everywhere right now. I understand the whole it’s not that I want to go out, you just like knowing that you can but I have faith we will get back to some sense of normalcy and hopefully it is sooner rather than later. If its not till the summer well there is always spring next year to make up for all that was missed this year.

  7. That’s the kicker, isn’t it? Not so much the not being outside but knowing you can’t. It’s the lack of freedom. I think once my book is gone I’ll go a bit nutty too.
    All for a good cause though. We need to nail this sucker and if that means hibernating, so be it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s