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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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DIANNEMT 4/15/2013 4:12PM

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TRISHMO1 4/15/2013 2:26PM

  Lucky you, we`re getting into Autumn here in Kiwiland (New Zealand), but I must say we`re having an Indian Summer so far! emoticon

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AUNTWILLIE 4/15/2013 2:07PM

    Yeah, it's like that here, too. The dogs have been outside and don't want to come in. I'm at the computer, obviously, but the front door is wide open, letting all that fresh breeze come in. I think my spring cleaning actually started yesterday.... wanting all that freshness to get into all the corners....then go outside..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARA151 4/15/2013 1:37PM

    Last week it was in the 30's here in Wisconsin and finally this weekend it got into the 50's. I can't wait for the 60's and 70's.

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Another good blog!

Happy springtime!

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ABUFFKIN 4/15/2013 12:39PM

    Spring is definitely settling in over my way, and I am happy to see it. I throw all the windows open too, and get out in the sunshine as soon as I can.

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CHRISBEM 4/15/2013 12:29PM

    It is refreshing with the warm days starting now. I'm amazed how invigorating that warmth is, even it has been cloudy and drizzly.

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NEWHEARTSTART 4/15/2013 12:15PM

    Enjoy the day and whatever it brings your way. Even that frisky encounter at the gym.

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LYNNWILK2 4/15/2013 12:01PM

    I ALWAYS enjoy your blogs. Your sense of humor and your great word smithing paints a true picture that always involves more senses then just a simple picture.
I hope that the good wine and dust corner scent lingers for a bit, it sounds quite relaxing.
Loved the Chaucer quote... had an English teacher in HS who used to recite Old English Chaucer to us, with loose dentures, so it was always humorous, even when the quotes were actually quite intense.
Thank you for bringing my senses awake to your world.
And I get dressed in the same way... shower after workout or at the gym. LOL
Thank you so much.

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LINDAKAY228 4/15/2013 11:58AM

    Hope you got to relly enjoy your spring day even though you couldn't go walking. Hope the foot heals soon because I know what it's like when you are dying to get out.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/15/2013 11:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Happy Spring. Before long you will need emoticon emoticon

Know all about Plantar Fascitis. Got it in both feet and having surgery this Friday. Not the first time either. I do so much walking on pavement that I burned my feet and shoes out. Walking is cheap exercise.

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TREE57 4/15/2013 11:55AM

    emoticon SPRING AT LAST!!!!!!

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KELLIEBEAN 4/15/2013 11:08AM

    Spring in the midwest is coming in and out like waves in the ocena, mostly out!

We had a taste of winter and spring this weekend.

I hope you got your frisky on. Beautiful scenery for lunch!

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SHANNONY84 4/15/2013 11:06AM

    Go get your frisky on!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/15/2013 10:38AM

  I am so glad to hear that Spring has arrived at your house. We actually have sun today but rain is on its way for later this afternoon.
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    go get frisky! emoticon

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SHELL_G 4/15/2013 10:22AM

    First, great blog as always. Second, I'm very jealous as spring does not seem to be heading to Wisconsin any time soon, just snow and more snow. Sigh. But, I am very happy you are going to be enjoying some lovely warm weather. I'll just live vicariously through your blogs, so keep them coming! emoticon

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AMANDEES76 4/15/2013 10:11AM

    So glad to hear that the weather is finally warming up for you there. We didn't have such a great weekend here, it was overcast and looked like it might rain at any second most of the weekend and looks the same this morning. Have fun out in the garden!

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SUSIEMT 4/15/2013 10:10AM

    Most enjoyable!

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LORIVIOLA 4/15/2013 9:58AM

    Enjoy!

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    emoticon Great post as always!

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GRIZ1GIRL 4/15/2013 9:56AM

    Our spring turned to snow this weekend! So enjoy your fresh air & warm temps! :)

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330KKD 4/15/2013 9:44AM

    I am so excited for spring! Last weekend we had sleet and ice with single digits! This weekend we had 81F with a wind - but I'll take the wind any day to the ice! I hope we continue to get some mild weather before the heat sets in for summer. Here in Oklahoma, most years we go straight from winter temps to high heat and don't get much in between, so I don't take these rare days for granted! Enjoy the smells and wonders as you start your spring! As the saying goes" Be sure to take time to stop and smell the roses" emoticon emoticon

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Go frisky!

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ROBB1N 4/15/2013 9:29AM

    Our spring is coming and then retreating. Hopefully it will be here in full force soon.

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DJSHIP46 4/15/2013 9:22AM

    So glad your Spring has finally sprung... Enjoy!!!

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GAILRUU 4/15/2013 9:19AM

    We woke up to another 4 inches of new snow this morning. I am getting depressed!

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THOMS1 4/15/2013 9:15AM

    I am happy spring has arrived in your neck of the woods. It is 43 here in Wi and just might be warm enough to walk to the gym a little later. Have a great day! emoticon

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WEGENERCS 4/15/2013 9:05AM

    Frisky is good for the soul. Sooooo, frisk away. In my part of the world, the last gasp of snow in my back yard occurred yesterday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. Mother Nature finally got the message I was not welcoming snow any longer, and she left for friendlier parts!

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    Yay for spring! My favorite! emoticon

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INGMARIE 4/15/2013 8:39AM

    Frisky is good for the wellbeing of us all.
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MIMIDOT 4/15/2013 8:36AM

    So glad Spring has sprung!

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LODESTONE 4/15/2013 8:36AM

    Enjoy the beautiful day. Frisky or not!

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TINY67 4/15/2013 8:32AM

    I think it's finally made it here too.

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