Oklahoma has a crazy spring weather pattern: hot-cold-hot-cold…and windy. Don’t forget WINDY! On Thursday, when I not only had to work, but work until 9pm darkness, it was 80+ degrees and records were broken all over the area. It was calm and sunny and the children wore flip-flops.
On Friday, when I was off, and had already arranged a trip to Lowe’s with my Dad and his pickup, it was 40 degrees, windy (20mph), cloudy, and misting!!! Of course it was! I wore my sweater, sweatshirt, and gloves. We managed to get three trees, 10 bags of mulch, 10 bags of rock, and 5 bags of potting soil delivered to my patio, but it wasn’t the pleasant experience I had planned. And tonight we are supposed to have a hard freeze and two days of cold weather, followed by two days of 70+ degrees. I see some “after school” gardening in my future. I can just forget about planning pretty weekends.
My students all have spring fever! As I talked to their parents the other night, we all had the same stories. They are not paying attention in class. They are not doing their homework. They are not doing their chores. They’re bickering with siblings. They’re whining. Two more weeks until spring break- hang in there!!
I had a rude awakening after the conferences. My late night working and walking made my legs hurt so much that I was awake until 1:00am. Then I had to take a two-hour nap Friday afternoon. Not good. I need to get into gardening shape, and soon!
I had hoped to do some weeding at the park today. We will see. The wind is howling and it will be cool, but perhaps things will change by 3pm. I remember standing outside the college one spring waiting for a friend to pick me up. It started out mild and sunny, and within thirty minutes changed to cold, windy, and snowing! I didn’t even have a jacket! LOL