Thursday, March 15, 2012

midweek

and I made Team Testosterone take baths last night! Their bare feet were dirty and gritty from playing outside. What an amazing spring! Our neighbors came back for a little visit, balls got bounced and tossed, the ATV buzzed around the trails, I even dragged a rake across a chunk of our yard. It's mid-March!

In honor of 3-14 (Pi day) I made a S'more Pie to great acclaim. The rest of my campaign signs found homes. I cleaned the oven, scrubbed out the wastebaskets, hung out more bedding. Strolling around the yard I see blooming crocus, tips of daffodils and the cupped leaves of tulips. Robins are racing to build nests and the red-winged blackbirds are busy glaring at us.

And there's even more of this grand weather in the forecast. I kept a window cracked to hear the birds this morning. No more snowpants. No more snow shovels. Baseball season begins next week and I've got almost half of my spring cleaning list crossed off. I'm wearing short sleeves and no socks--bare feet since Sunday!

March Madness indeed.

Spill it, reader. Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods?

16 comments:

  1. Short sleeves here today too! It feels nice to have naked arms again!!!

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  2. It is an amazing day here in N. IL....but I can't help but wait for whatever to hit the fan...this is Just TOO Nice!!!

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  3. Baths! Oh, those boys! It's been spring here for a while. Flowers are blooming everywhere. But our rainy season was so short that the green fields are already turning brown.

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  4. Summer has sprung! We have been hovering around 78-82 degrees for over a week. The Azaleas are blooming like crazy and the Crepe Myrtle sprouted leaves overnight. There were kids in the pool last weekend (but no adults).

    We're going to a birthday party on Sunday. It is supposed to be 84 degrees.Tomorrow I'm going shopping for a new summer dress.

    My best friend is a teacher on Spring Break next week. We're planning on our first trip to the beach!

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  5. Here in northern California we're experiencing much more typical winter weather (chilly, rainy) this week after months of amazing warm sunshine, but my Christmas cactus must have glanced at the calendar and noticed with alarm that it was almost spring and he had been holding onto his little pink buds for far too long. In honor of Pi Day he unfurled several lovely fuchsia blooms. Because he lives outside and gets his little arse frozen occasionally, he looks generally shameful but his flowers brighten up my front window view a little in this wet gray week.

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  6. We are steeped in spring to summer weather, in the 80's all week. We have a chance of rain and I hope it happens or we go into water restrictions come April. Spring break was this week. Sunday L. heads back to Austin to finish the semester. The year sure has gone fast!

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  7. S'More Pie.... I'm swooning. Yes, we have spring-like weather, and it is gorgeous. Much less homework and piano practicing is getting done because of it, but who cares?

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  8. Oh my, it's been far too lovely outside with the lilies peeking their brave noses and the violets. The warmth has started to bud the maples before the sap can surface for making syrup...I'm dreading a pitiful poor maple syrup season., very short before it has even begun. I stepped out in my sandals the other day and ended up with my first terrible spring cold in my 'node.'
    I cannot breathe. Stay comfy-cozy and lovin' this treat we are having. Nothing this wonderful will last here in our north, I fear.
    BlessYourHeart

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  9. If people didn't believe in climate change before . . . I think San Diego was one of the colder places in the U.S. today!

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  10. Spring just skipped us. We went from late winter to summer in one week.
    And swooning over the S'more pie. Yum.

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  11. For some reason, Spring has always maked me feel deeply anxious.

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  12. Hmmm, I just did a quick google search and found that springime anxiety is actually quite common. I'm glad I'm not the only one, but the rest of you, enjoy.

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  13. YES to bare feet. Or at least flip flops!!!

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  14. I set up one rain barrel and realized I couldn't find the screen top for the second. We made a visit to Fleet Farm to buy new screen, new bunji cords, and a few seeds. Only a few. Tomorrow: spread compost!! It's happening!

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  15. I *thought* it had sprung, freakishly early, but compared to what you've got going on, nope. We still have snow in the yard (which didn't keep us from setting up the volleyball net today), and the best garden news we have is that we're finally putting the rest of our garden to bed--NOW. Itching to be out, I've been snipping down more dead stems and leaves. It's bliss, though, as we're usually still 2.5 months away from the last frost of the year!

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  16. What is S'more Pie? It sounds like the sort of Yummy Thing that would go over well here.

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Spill it, reader.