HEY THERE current and former interns of Fraggle Rock, welcome to the Friday Open Thread, where we sit in a circle and tell each other which colors look prettiest with our eyes. Just kidding, actually we talk about our week and its highs and lows and whether we adopted a pug or got our cars broken into or BOTH.
I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but warmer, sunnier weather is slowly creeping into my life. I’ve been able to open the windows in the apartment several times this week, the death gauntlet of ice leading up to my door has melted, and when I go outside I’m able to skip several layers of my usual winter exoskeleton. I think I’m due for more snow on Monday, and frost is still possible til mid-April so I can’t plant anything, but it still feels like we’ve more or less made it.
Getting to spring can sometimes sort of feel like surviving a near-death experience, and can similarly make us want to reassess things. Once we realize that we are, in fact, going to live, suddenly we want to make BIG CHANGES. Is there anything you’re thinking about changing? Things you want to start doing with your new lease on life, things you want to leave behind you with the cold dead heart of winter? Areas where you know things need a little sprucing up, literally or figuratively? Also if you have any big plans to clean your actual home, I’d love to hear about it, as someone who is trying to accept that probably it is not feasible/worth it to get a carpet steamer up to my second-floor apartment. Tell me all about it!
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