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Sunday, April 14, 2013



I understand how my ancestors felt

This morning I got up at 8.30 (Sunday = lie-in chez ChicChantal. If you usually get up at 7am, 8.30am is a lie-in, right?) and opened the bedroom window, bracing myself for the icy blast.

It didn't happen. Instead, a scent with all the qualities of good wine curled in and started to explore the dusty corners of the room.

I sort of choked and headed for the bathroom, grabbing random garments on the way. Three minutes later I was dressed* and thirty seconds after that, I'd opened all the windows and doors to let the spring in.

Yes, it's here at last. The forecast says 18C (about 62F) and cloud) but nobody has actually told the weather and at the moment we have sun and the temprature when I got up was already about 12C outside.

On the subject of my ancestors, that breeze through the window took me back to school where I 'did' bits of the Canterbury Tales:

Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth . . .
So priketh hem Natúre in hir corages,
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages

Riveting stuff eh? No I haven't a clue either but for a moment you thought I did didn't you? Apparently the gist is that when the spring arrives people emerge from hibernation and get out and about again. I can sympathise, after a winter like this. Creeping out of a thatched hut to weather like we have this morning must have been like rebirth.

Geoff (Chaucer) was very clear that people also get frisky. I haven't got to the frisky stage yet but you never know, so I hope you're not easily shocked.

Meanwhile, I've got housework to finish and gardening to start. The plan was to go for a hike but my foot seems to be suffering from plantar fasciitis and therefore not to be trifled with.

I'm having lunch out in the garden to celebrate spring though. The pic is what I'll be looking at.

*If you're worrying about my personal hygiene, that's very kind of you and I'm going to the gym later and I'll get a shower there.

I may also get frisky.
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CATNCAG 9/11/2013 10:17AM

    Wow, u FRISKY that could be dangerous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 8/4/2013 1:29AM

    We don't really have spring here in Las Vegas, Nevada. We joke that there are only two seasons: summer and winter.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/5/2013 11:09AM

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FRENCHKONEXION 5/4/2013 3:35PM

    Spring has finally arrived in the Canadian prairies after never ending winter, so I understand perfectly well what you are talking about. Cheers! Great blog!

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WOOFGANG 5/4/2013 9:10AM

    Hope you enjoyed the lunch outside with the beautiful view!

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LAURIETAIT 4/28/2013 8:17PM

    It's April 28 here and Spring seems to have finally arrived in Western Canada too. Hallelujah!
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MCJULIEO 4/27/2013 6:14PM

    Loving the springtime here, too!

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KAB7801 4/21/2013 10:36PM

    Spring has sprung!! Yeah!

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-SHOREIDO- 4/21/2013 9:58AM

    Nice "Frisky" very nice! Thanks for putting a smile in my heart this beautiful Sunday morning emoticon
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SJKENT1 4/21/2013 8:28AM

    Spring has sprung... for you! Awesome... not so much here yet. Still too much snow on the ground. But I did see Robins yesterday. Robin sightings are huge here - they are hope that yes spring and summer are on the way.

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TEMPENATIVE 4/20/2013 4:44PM

    i love how you write, very engaging. I too had a round of PF last summer and it derailed me in a bad way ( summer is to me what winter is to you, i hibernate as i live in the desert emoticon ) we are enjoying lovely spring, and I will not let another flare of PF derail me next time, even if Im reduced to swimming laps at they gym this summer! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2013 7:46AM

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GOANNA2 4/20/2013 7:00AM

    Glad to hear that Spring has arrived. Waiting to hear
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RONNIEHUEY 4/19/2013 1:15PM

    Happy spring!

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KAB7801 4/18/2013 5:37PM

    I love spring

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WISEDIETER 4/18/2013 4:53PM

    Spring is good news Plantar fascitis is not has taken my sister 6 months to get hers to come right and it only improved once she got a book out of the libary and commenced the right exercises (the physio did not do her any favors.) Good luck with that hope you can get yours to heal sooner rather than later
Cheers
Sue

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NEEDBU66 4/18/2013 3:57PM

    loved the blog. I'd been trying to remember the line from the poem:

it's spring, and a man's heart turns toward love.....

no idea why

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BMCKEOW1 4/18/2013 2:11PM

    Spring keeps trying to peak through here but then bam more snow. Hopefully it's on it's way out. I love the sun to much, and all the colors. Hello Spring, goodbye Winter.

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RAINBOWMF 4/18/2013 10:47AM

    Someone tell Mother Nature after spring comes Summer, not more winter

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LIBBYL1 4/18/2013 2:18AM

  and that means winter is on the way here in the southern hemisphere! argh.... and frisk away

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KALEWINE 4/17/2013 2:10PM

    Sounds like lovely weather!

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CICELY360 4/17/2013 12:22AM

  good blog

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MARITIMER3 4/16/2013 10:34PM

    Absolutely love being able to open the doors and windows again in th spring!

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AGGIELIZ 4/16/2013 5:31PM

    Plantar fascitis?! Is that a kind of fascism for plant feet? (I know, I'll google it in a minute.) I'm loving the spring too, may it last and grow into summer. If I had the chance I'd sleep my way through winter, hate the cold. Loving your blogs.

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LISA_FRAME 4/16/2013 5:17PM

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CORNERKICK 4/16/2013 2:36PM

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/16/2013 12:36PM

    Still waiting for that spring breeze to happen here. Today it is a little warmer but Thursday has a 90% chance of snow. My B-I-L was at the snowblower for 5 hours this last weekend. Normally I don't mind winter but I really like 4 seasons. I am thinking it is not going to happen this year.

Great and fun blog. Thanks and enjoy being frisky!!! emoticon

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MOMOSG 4/16/2013 9:42AM

    Thanks for that blog. Spring is a real joy when it finally arrives. Today was the first day I left the house since the fall without my winter coat! What a treat, I felt so much lighter ... too bad it was just no coat!

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FUSCHIA6 4/16/2013 8:46AM

    I'm having the same thing with my foot. I'm not happy about it. Enjoy the fine weather while you can.
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NEWTINK 4/16/2013 5:33AM

    You sound so happy in the blog ... I am happy you finally got Spring and I love your back ground pic also ... emoticon

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MADAMES 4/16/2013 4:11AM

    Seasons last just long enough to make us appreciate the next one, don't they! Spring is so special! One of my BFFs taught British lit ; I always think of her when Chaucer is quoted ( which doesn't happen too often in my part of the world.). Hope your foot feels better soon; years of working on my feet has made me appreciative of healthy and happy feet!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/16/2013 3:31AM

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BLUEJEAN99 4/16/2013 1:57AM

    I hope your foot feels better soon so you can resume your pilgrimages ! Loved your post ... I was an English Lit major emoticon

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BANNERMAN 4/16/2013 1:37AM

  Thanks for a delightful outlook on a first spring day.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/16/2013 12:32AM

    Lovely! Hope you enjoyed the day and the nice weather!


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KAYYAK1 4/16/2013 12:15AM

  Always look for your blogs. You have a gift, you know.
Hope your foot gets better soon so you can take us on another hike.

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JSEATTLE 4/15/2013 11:52PM

  Yes SPring is here!! YAY!

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What a cute blog!! It tells me what spring should be like and not what is going on at our home with continued snow falls and more coming!! Thanks!!

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JERICHO1991 4/15/2013 11:09PM

    Hope your Spring weather lasts. Ours is short-lived.

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LYNCHD05 4/15/2013 8:27PM

    Spring has sprung!! Myeah

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LABGIRL8 4/15/2013 7:44PM

    I get up at 4:15, 7 am is sleeping in to me!

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DWSCHUYLER 4/15/2013 7:16PM

    You create wonderful images with your words. I absolutely hate winter, but nothing beats the magic of spring. It has been raining a lot, so it has not been the greatest, but I love to watch everything. The daffodils with some buds on when you come home that weren't there in the morning. The tulips on the one side of the house that have finally popped through. It puts a "spring" in my step! Enjoy, and thanks!

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J2740LOU 4/15/2013 6:43PM

    The seasons have really changed abruptly this year starting with fall, then to the wiinter blast, and now to spring! I'm really loving every moment!! Get Frisky..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANETRIS 4/15/2013 4:13PM

    I love the change of seasons and how excited we still get after all these years! emoticon

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