I know there are a lot of people excited about spring finally starting to arrive this year. It’s been a long winter and I know many of you have felt like this…..
However, as excited as you might be……there are a few trying things about this transition from winter to spring.
First off, this is the time of year when you remember that a winter-coat body and a swimsuit body are NOT the same thing. It’s time to change this sort of thinking…..
Another thing about this time between seasons is your dog. He’s going to take longer to find that “ultimate place” to GO because the areas of snow are less and less. He has to re-learn that GOING on the grass is the norm. Allow extra time for this.
No more hiding inside because it’s warm….you’ll now be out and be social!
Being out and being social in the warming spring sun means that instead of hiding under layers of clothes, we have to start caring about what we wear again.
But….you never know what to wear because the weather keeps sending mixed signals. Be positive and dress for spring, but take along a light jacket, gloves, and maybe even a blanket just in case!
And of course Daylight Savings Time steals an hour of sleep just to set the stage for longer days. Here’s another place that blanket you brought along just might come in handy in case you have a chance for a short nap somewhere along your way….
The bikers in their Lycra will show up on the roads again. Riding bikes is good. I ride a bike myself. But why, oh why must they all wear Lycra? I do not wear Lycra. I especially do not wear white Lycra.
My personal worst thing about this time of year…….the insects return. Bugs really bug me. Time to restock the repellent!
And of course there’s also Spring break…stock up the food!
Be sure and schedule a week for yourself after their spring break because then it really isn’t long till they’re out for the summer.
Spring means the arrival of allergies for some….
Coupled with rain, rain, and more rain for all. Great for those newly-growing plants, but not so much fun for us.
And unfortunately, there are harvests in the spring perhaps better not mentioned…….
But of course, there is a whole lot to look forward to as we move into spring……I’m sure you all have your own list. Mine includes:
Actually seeing our mailbox again! It’s no longer buried in snow!
Rediscovering the shoe collection and putting away the boots! And for those of you into flip flops….this is your moment!
If you’re anything like my husband, you’ll be thrilled to see ice cream is back on the menu.
Breaking out the grill, it’s time to barbeque!
Farmers’ markets start to reappear slowly but surely.
And it’s time to collect the Maple syrup!
But most importantly……..Nature is in its glory during spring! Prepare to be dazzled!
What are you most looking forward to with the arrival of spring?