Who's got spring fever?...This girl!
Happy Spring Equinox
In like a lion, out like a lamb?
The winter blues are fading fast, but every time we get a nice spell of seasonal warmth and sunshine, we get hit again with the typical Canadian-confused climate.
Blistering winds and drifting snow-to-ice storms, and days later, major melt-downs and water-rise advisories. Us Canadians can't keep straight whether to wear our rubber boots or flip flops by the time mid-March rolls around!
Now, that being said, warm for the average Canadian is disputable for our more southern neighbours. After a winter that makes most of nature want to hibernate deep inside the earth, a day of cool breeze and sunshine is enough for us to toss our coats and boots in the cellar and consider short sleeves once again.
I know, personally, I've got spring fever when some of the following things start to happen:
- When driving, it's too hot with even a light jacket on
- I'm stuck deciding between the heat and air conditioning in my car
- More mud and sand is sprawled over my wooden floors than in my driveway
- The dust that's accumulated from the wood stove is considerably noticeable
- The urge to clean wraps around my soul
- Cabin fever sets in and I need to have daily adventures
- BBQ'ing in bare feet on the deck is tolerable, even though there are remnants of snow and ice around the yard
- The duvet cover on the bed becomes too hot for comfort at night
- The urge to crack the window open at night taunts me
So, tell me, how do you know when spring fever hits you? Are there any tell-tale signs or things you feel compelled to do?