Sunshine on my Shoulders (FINALLY!)

Spring has finally come around in Chicago, and not a moment too soon.  I was a little worried that suicidal thoughts were starting to creep into people’s brains after the lengthy — and painful — winter we’ve had.  I swear if one more flake of snow touched the ground around here, the collective city and metropolitan area was going to up and leave for warmer climes.

Granted, most of my wonderful spring interlude was spent indoors.  I had two shows with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus on Saturday, which required me to stand under artificial lights for a few hours instead of enjoying the natural light outdoors– but it was worth it in the end.  I did get some time to get outside between shows, and I basked in the warm sunshine as much as I could.

With this show closing, I am faced with a bit of a dilemma.  I was recently elected to the chorus’s Membership Council, but I really, really, REALLY want to take the next show off.  Anytime I do that I feel a twinge of guilt because I feel like I’m missing out on something.  But the time off is always welcomed, especially when spring and summer roll around.  So I need to really figure out what I want to do, and when and if anything interferes with rehearsal.  If it does, I’ll cut chorus out for the rest of the year.

Til then, I’m going to enjoy the sunshine, the birds chirping, the grass turning green, and the leaves blooming. And I’ll be sure to keep a bottle of nasal spray nearby, because my allergies will be sure to follow.

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0 thoughts on “Sunshine on my Shoulders (FINALLY!)

  1. My sentiments exactly! I finally had my first day where I could roll the windows down in the car and crank up the tunes driving down the highway. Always a great feeling when warmer temps arrive.

    I can definitely say that this is the worst winter I’ve experienced in Chicago since moving here in 1999. I thought the mountains of snow along our driveway and street, and parking lots would never melt away.

    There isn’t a more beautiful season in Chicago than spring. The snow is gone, the sun is is shining, things are getting green out there. I look forward to my first drive of the spring down Lake Shore Drive the next time we find ourselves in the city (hopefully soon).

    Hope the apartment repairs are going well!

  2. My sentiments exactly! I finally had my first day where I could roll the windows down in the car and crank up the tunes driving down the highway. Always a great feeling when warmer temps arrive.

    I can definitely say that this is the worst winter I’ve experienced in Chicago since moving here in 1999. I thought the mountains of snow along our driveway and street, and parking lots would never melt away.

    There isn’t a more beautiful season in Chicago than spring. The snow is gone, the sun is is shining, things are getting green out there. I look forward to my first drive of the spring down Lake Shore Drive the next time we find ourselves in the city (hopefully soon).

    Hope the apartment repairs are going well!

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