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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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DEBLYNN323 4/15/2013 8:30AM

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PYNETREE 4/15/2013 8:22AM

    Spring springs out...then jumps back...warm, sunny, mild one day..then snow flurries the next!
Spring is a fickle soul..So, Savor and Enjoy it while it's here!

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TPETRIE 4/15/2013 8:07AM

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LEMJFOSTER 4/15/2013 8:05AM

  Spring fever is on the way!!

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MOMMY445 4/15/2013 8:01AM

    spring has finally sprung here,too. take care of your feet and enjoy your day!

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TOKIEMOON 4/15/2013 7:50AM

    Spring weather has yet to come to Northern MI. Getting anxious doesn't begin to describe my feelings. Enjoy yours!

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NANCYTUNBERG64 4/15/2013 7:42AM

    Darn that plantar facitis!! I used to deal with that as well. Stretches are in order. Sit with leg out, lean forward and pull gently on your toes, or use a band around foot to do the same. Stretching certainly can help.

Good luck!!

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CFMOSS 4/15/2013 7:26AM

    spring is definitely working at arriving, but it surely hasn't settled in yet.

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STHAX10 4/15/2013 7:24AM

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 4/15/2013 7:16AM

    With your written word, I can see your sights, and smell the smells... Thank you!
And Spring many finally be here!! Let's hope.

J

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OFGREENGABLES 4/15/2013 7:15AM

    830 am lie in. We are on the same page.

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TEACHING1ST 4/15/2013 7:10AM

    I always look forward to what you have to offer, Chantal....welcome to spring and a new look at life in general for everyone!

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JANEMARIE77 4/15/2013 7:09AM

    woohoo spring

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LANNIEMANUEL 4/15/2013 7:09AM

    sounds so lovly

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NASFKAB 4/15/2013 7:04AM

  lovely

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THEIS58 4/15/2013 7:02AM

    Love the lunch in the garden!

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IOWADEB 4/15/2013 6:53AM

    emoticon Yes to spring!

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BESSHAILE 4/15/2013 6:46AM

    Or to quote another English dude:

In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

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PENOWOK 4/15/2013 6:30AM

    Lucky you! Enjoy the nice weather!!

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SHERYLP461 4/15/2013 6:23AM

    Thank you for sharing your morning

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PATTYKLAVER 4/15/2013 6:22AM

    Enjoy your weather, I hope your foot feels better soon.

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ROCKYCPA 4/15/2013 6:17AM

    Enjoy your nice weather - Spring is HERE!

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JUJUFRANCE 4/15/2013 6:14AM

    If you read Chaucer out loud, you can almost understand him!

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SANDYCRANE 4/15/2013 5:02AM

    We had our first day of spring here on Sunday. It felt wonderful.

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LRSILVER 4/15/2013 4:51AM

    Enjoy spring.

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NCSUE0514 4/15/2013 4:06AM

    We're enjoying spring here, too. It's SO welcome!

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ROSAMARCELLE 4/15/2013 3:52AM

    Spring's arriving in the UK too! And yes - I do feel as if I am coming out of hibernation. Hope you have a great week in the garden emoticon

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KHALIA2 4/15/2013 3:51AM

  Springtime is wonderful!

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COLLEENROSTE 4/15/2013 2:57AM

    frisky is good.....spring days are better..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIZALOT 4/15/2013 2:57AM

    Hey, we had spring here yesterday too! In fact, it felt more like the height of summer, as it was too hot too soon. But worry not, it's winter again today. Raining and grey. (Though less cold than of late.) More like Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote... - yes Bravelute, i've remembered those lines too.
Hope you enjoyed the frisky!
(I had to shut myself into a very cold cathedral for a concert, but we managed to get outside for a bit to warm up.)


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KARENLEIGH32 4/15/2013 1:31AM

    Hey I think a little 'frisky' is just what the doctor ordered!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 4/14/2013 11:33PM

    Chaucer would approve of your emerging friskiness! At least this is Chaucer's April for you and not T.S. Eliot's April!

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ANYVAR54 4/14/2013 10:44PM

    Cute, wonderful way to welcome SPRING

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DANAPRIME 4/14/2013 8:54PM

    Hope you enjoy the garden!

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MARMAERT 4/14/2013 8:31PM

    well, I had to work during a beautiful 48-degree (9 C) and missed all of it! but tomorrow, here in beaucious Buffalo, NY (we of the cold, snowy, blizzard conditions) we shall experience 72 degree (20C) weather and I cannot wait! like you, CC, I shall throw on my workout clothes (which double as cleaning clothes and do both duties until even I can't stand the "lack of personal hygiene) and head outdoors for a good long walk! Since I don't go to work until 4PM Mon-Wed, I hope I can do this routine more often. Like you, I have plantar faciitis and have to limit walking, but when this weather comes, like the "Olde English", I will enjoy the weather. Because this is Buffalo, enjoy it now - in 5 minutes it will change, sure enough - forecast is for rain much of this week.

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DNRAE1 4/14/2013 6:40PM

    Yahoo for Spring!!!!!!!

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NELLIEH1 4/14/2013 6:02PM

    YAY Spring for you in merry olde!! Our snowy-icy mix from Friday is nearly melted, but that still leaves the two foot piles here and there emoticon However, things are looking up...Community Garden folks met today to quickly discuss plans for our plots. Have fu with your gardening. And do pray your foot heals soon! emoticon

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PIMPINELLAN50 4/14/2013 4:15PM

    Glad to hear that Spring has finally arrived in your corner of the world! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIPPER15 4/14/2013 3:53PM

    So glad someone has got Spring! Snowing here today in Michigan. Hope the foot heals soon, but I know plantar fascitis is not quick to heal. (sigh)

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/14/2013 3:20PM

    Love your garden view!

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MARYJEANSL 4/14/2013 3:05PM

  So glad to hear that Spring has arrived at last!! And, I hope your back and foot feel much better soon.

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JEANNETTE59 4/14/2013 2:29PM

  What an amazing blog you've put together. Spring emoticon ; the Canterbury Tales emoticon ; plantar fasciitis emoticon and "Frisky" emoticon or emoticon .

Totally emoticon and I love the view. emoticon emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 4/14/2013 1:39PM

    Ach! It wasn't the chair...it was how you picked it up, not that you be wanting to hear that. Some rest (more rest), a good hot compress and/or heating pad, Advil (4 at a time every 4 hours if you are in great pain), more rest. Hope the back feels better soon!

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