Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Has Anyone Heard from Spring?

I know I shouldn't complain about the insane amounts of snow we have received this winter with all that is going on in the world but I'm going to anyway. What else have I got to do while I wait for the bitter winds to die down and the mounds of white to disappear?

It will be two years ago this spring that I refused to move away from Des Moines. My husband was living in IL trekking back here on weekends to see me. In May we bought a house because while I was pregnant I insisted this was the place for us. Well, now I'm wondering what the heck I was thinking!

I really don't want to stay here through another winter. I have absolutely no desire to sit in a house during months of rain, months of spring and very few FULLY sunny days. There are plenty of great things to do here but dragging a toddler in and out of a car through snow, winds and rain just isn't my idea of fun. I don't know how people do it.

Our house is truly suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). We are grumpy, tired, unmotivated and sad. Sad over what? We don't know...the lack of sun? The giant drifts of snow? The lost hours spent shoveling?

Anyway, I'm ready to move. If things fall into place in the future that allow us to move- I wont be putting my foot down to keep us here ever again. While I love the friends I have here, I hardly see them. (Often due to snow). So I'm not sure I see the benefit of living here forever anymore. I'd like to say that as soon as spring gets here I'll feel differently but it is going to take a while to shake the fear of snow I have developed. I can guarantee my husband wont be putting forth any effort to stick around for another Iowa winter. Poor guy...