And it turns out many of the fears I had in the first weeks were unfounded- I didn't even run out of juice as I had feared I would. The only thing I missed was the cheddar we ran out of half way through the month... and salad. Right now all I want to eat is salad. I planted a flat of salad greens in my living room and I'm hoping to at least get a small harvest from it between now and the time I can get some seeds in the ground.
Which isn't coming as fast as I would like it too. That warm snap we had a few weeks ago got my hopes up, only to be devastated by another 22 inches of snow and temps in the teens and twenties. Boo. I have so much stuff I need to do outside and I can't do any of it until it warms up a little. And not only that, but I am bored with my inside "to do" stuff- wash dishes, do laundry, vacuum, sweep... blah blah blah. I want sunshine and fresh air and a little hard manual labor. Really, I do. And I have so much to do, and only half a month to do it in. I'm really worried about the buds breaking on my grape vine before I have the chance to prune them. Like irrationally so. Someone needs to remind me that this is Minnesota, and the buds probably won't break until April at least, so I should have time.
But I'm ready for spring, regardless. Get here already!