- The number of ladybugs I’ve vacuumed up daily as they crawl on and around our sliding glass door has to be nearing triple digits.
- Plans for a spring break getaway are underway.
- It was warm enough to wash the outside of the dining and living room windows this afternoon.
- I noticed the trees are starting to show early signs of coming back to life.
- Almost all the snow has melted with the exception of large piles in parking lots and snow lying in areas on lawns that don’t receive much direct sunlight.
- Next week we move our clocks ahead one hour trading off an hour of sleep for an extra hour of daylight.
- More and more I’m compelled to drive with my windows down.
- I noticed several kids left their coats in their lockers as they ran out for recess today.
- The lines at the local car wash have been at least four cars deep at any given time of the day for the last three weeks.
- We’ve had more days with sunny skies than overcast this week.
- Wildlife has started to emerge. Unfortunately for us, that means another raccoon has found a home under our back porch.
- The girls have asked three days this week to play outside when we arrived home in the afternoon.
- As I browsed online for clothes earlier this week, I realized inventory has switched from jeans, sweaters, boots, and coats to short sleeved shirts, capris, skirts, shorts, lightweight jackets, swimsuits, and sandals.
- And my favorite sign to date: This morning Punkin woke me up with a kiss. I opened up the blankets for her and she crawled into our bed for an early morning snuggle. Just as we were getting super comfortable, Punkin whispered, “Mommy, guess what! I hood a stwange noise in my woom!”. I asked her if she could tell what the noise was and she responded by saying, “Yeah. I fink it was outside. It sounded like a baby buhd tweeting for it’s mama!”. Waking up to an early morning serenade of birds chirping is a very welcome sign especially when it’s been so long since we last heard them that my child considers it a “stwange noise”.
Friday, March 5, 2010
They are everywhere.