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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ten on Tuesday...I Can Play This Time!

Over on Carole it's "10 Reasons To Be Glad It's Spring" and this is one I can play along with easily!

1. I can turn off the heat in the house! (Ok, it's not OFF, it's set at 60. It was 67 in the house this morning, and I could take my shower without bringing the space heater into the bathroom...YAY!)
2. I can turn off the heat and open the car windows! It's wonderful...until I get stopped at a light next to a smoker!
3. Longer daylight! I hate losing that hour, but the tradeoff of more light in the evening is wonderful...
4. Shedding the coat: This has been a rough winter and when combined with my weight loss, I've had a time finding a coat I liked. As a result, I've worn two that I'm "making do" with till I find something better (maybe next year?).
5. GREEN! Ok, I'm not a huge fan of the color in my wardrobe, but I adore it when the trees are leafing in that light yellow green fringe...
6. WHITE! Our Bradford Pears have sprung forth in a mad rush, and in fact this morning on the drive in (it's been 75-80 the past couple of days) the white is quickly disappearing under the yellow green fringe! Wow. That was fast!
7. Strawberries! Yes, I bought two beautiful 1 pound boxes of strawberries from Florida last night for $5. That's not a bad price at all, and they were really good.
8. BIRDS! As I sat in the living room on Sunday evening, I suddenly realized I was hearing "cheap cheap cheap" which is a tell-tale sign of the cardinals nesting. I haven't seen one for a bit, but they're busily preparing for babies in my bushes out front!
9. Grape Hyacinths! The crocuses (crocii?) and daffodils have been out for at least a couple of weeks, but this morning as I headed out the door (it was 65 degrees at 7:45!) I saw, and smelled, the tiny grape hyacinths right by my front sidewalk...I love them won't be long before I see another favorite - violets in the grass.
10. Fiber Fests! Just 3 more weeks till the Olde Liberty Fibre Faire in Bedford, and then, only a couple more weeks and it's Maryland Sheep and Wool. I'm really hoping I can make it this year, but all will depend on how well the Bedford event works for Nana Sadie Rose. So if you're planning on being there, be sure to look me up, okay?


Blogger Carole Knits said...

Great list! I always wonder about the plural of crocus, too!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Those are a lot of things to be excited about! I love spring, too - even though our springs tend to be grayer than our winters around here (we don't talk about May Gray and June Gloom for nothing!). But the wisteria are in bloom, and the orange blossoms are soon to follow, so I am most definitely not complaining. :)

2:55 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

what a wonderful list! it makes me wish we -had- a spring here! *L*

4:03 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

What? The rest of the country is getting Spring? Why can't we have it here in Minnesota?!

9:40 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

My Bradford pear is in full bloom too, even though it's been raining for a week.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Carly said...

What a wonderful list! I have hyacinths that are blooming. The Dutch Iris have already bloomed. The tulips are coming up, and the sun is shining. I love Spring as well. It doesn't last long here, and this year it will be straight to Summer, I fear. Thanks for the upbeat posts and the smiles I got from reading your blog!!! Have a great Spring Season!

10:18 PM  

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