This time of year Mother Nature teases us with "coming attractions" like the few wonderful spring-like days we had last week. We've gone from having our windows open to having the heat on and curled-up under blankets this week. That's pretty typical of what you would usually be experiencing this time of year, but those "mini heat waves" make me obsess about warmer temperatures. The other day I came down the stairs dressed in shorts, only to be informed by the wife that she refused to go out in public with me dressed like that. "What do you think you are, 18 or something?" Well, yes, actually since my mental age is frozen in time, probably somewhere in the mid 20's. But I'm sure I'll be moaning about it being too hot soon enough.
Everybody has a different barometer about when Spring has officially arrived. For some, it's the first robin. For me, it's always been the sight of forsythia
in bloom. I'm sure others have their favorite marker as well. Miss Jay at Kill The Goat
has a rather unique event that signals the return of warm weather, International Ball Dropping Day
which is apparently today! Be sure you visit and join in on the celebration! Just make sure you tell me when no-shrinkage
day is going to be observed!