Dear Mother Nature,
I am writing this note in response to the weather you've delivered us this past week in Michigan. I have seen your tricks one to many times, and I am no fool. While I appreciate this hiatus from the bone chilling cold you have unleashed on us this winter, I know all to well what will come in the next few weeks.
I feel you snicker at us runners who are giddy at the thought of running outdoors in 45 degree temps sans coat, gloves, hats or even long sleeves. You shine the sun on our faces in attempt to trick our minds into thinking it is May while it is in fact the middle of February. You lead us into false promises of an "early spring." Your warmer temps cause us to shut off the furnace for the day and throw open the windows to air out the stale air that has been lurking in the house since October.
Please, Mother Nature, after experiencing these feels-like-spring days, can we just be done with winter? In past years you give us these glorious days only to wreak havoc once again with blizzards and power outage worthy freezing rain. I would really appreciate it if you could allow me to store my cold weather running gear away for the season, and allow me an early bird special view of the spring bulbs I planted last fall.
Thank you for your time and consideration.