Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Okay Spring, I'm Ready. Bring. It. On.

Just this time last week I was tracking the possibility for one more snow day.  Even though things didn't work out as I would have liked, I quietly hoped that winter still had one more snowstorm in its bag of tricks.  After all, the county I work for builds a total of 10 extra days into the calendar for winter mayhem.  Days that go unused stay that way...unused.  My feeling is- let's take what was given because we can't give it back.

Yesterday the thermometer soared up into the 70s.  This afternoon we hit the 80s.  My neighbor's daffodils are blooming and the DC area is in quite the twitter because the world famous cherry blossoms may just peak a week or two earlier than expected.

This afternoon I left work around 5:00 and pretty much every car in the parking lot had cleared out. Even Tracey, my working late buddy, had departed for an unlikely shopping trip for some new pants.  I climbed into my car, rolled down the windows and blasted the radio.  Feeling the warm breeze on my face it was damn near impossible not to smile.

10 comments:

  1. I've been feeling that same way! Last week I was hoping for just one more snow day, but I quickly forgot about that once these warm temps rolled into town!

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  2. Nice punctuated lead. Thanks for the lovely post this evening. We too had a fabulous day.

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  3. Yes! Love this. You captured a moment so many of us love - that first roll-down-the-window day of the year. The weather is perking up here in the midwest as well. We almost reached 70 degrees today.

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  4. That first step outside after school on spring days, the weight of the day is lifted immediately. I'd take this weather over a snow day, absolutely.

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  5. Our Bradford Pear trees all bloomed this week! We have had gorgeous weather until yesterday when the rains descended upon us. Cool weather has crept back in. I'm just ready for some sun. :)

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  6. Sometimes you just need new pants!

    Nice slice!

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  7. I miss my convertible this time of year!

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  8. I miss my convertible this time of year!

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