Tuesday, March 13, 2007

75 Degrees of Heaven

I just got back from a three mile run outside. I wore a t-shirt and running pants, but I could have gotten away with shorts. Today is the kind of day all of us up here in Michigan crave starting in oh late January, weather that won't give up frost bite, weather that comes with sun. We were all literally running out of work today to enjoy this sneak peak of spring. On my way home, everyone had their windows down and I even saw one guy on his motorcycle... I must note that my husband is currently riding with the top down in his Saab convertible.

As soon as I got home I threw on my running shoes and headed out the door with my fearless dog Daisy. I ran to the park here in Attica with Daisy. When I got there it was like people had never seen a day like this, me included. They were out with their kids taking pictures, running around, playing basketball, playing baseball, walking their dogs, riding their bikes. As I was running, I was wondering do people in the south or California or places where it is warm all the time have days like this. Where they run out doors with such a fever? Or if it is nice all the time do you not appreciate the 75 degrees of heaven on March 13th. As I write this I know this gorgeous weather won't last long, even though I would give anything to be done with the cold, because the weather man says there are snow showers headed our way this winter. But in the meantime I will continue to enjoy this day.

In other more tragic news and speaking of heaven, fish heaven: I came to school today to find that J. Tuck (the last fish) didn't make it a week. I walked in to find her dead on the bottom of the bowl. I always thought dead fish floated to the top, however these four all sunk. I am sure the students will be as devastated as I am.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good weather and live fish are transient things!