Friday, March 20, 2009

Springs the Thing

In honor of the first day of Spring we wanted to list the 10 things we love about this time of year. The first signs of Spring are a really big deal up here in the great freezing north (Michigan). After months of cold, gray, depressing weather, Spring brings so much hope into our lives. The economy isn't even as depressing. If you happen to get laid-off now, your mind says "well, at least I'll have the summer off." (BTW - Having the summer off, is a secret dream of all workers everywhere.)

Here's our list of the top 10 things we love about this time of year:

  1. Hope renewed

  2. The robins are back

  3. March Madness - (Warning Krissy is a huge sports fan and she has gotten all of us into Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Football and Tournament pick' don't be surprised by the sports references from us 3 chicks.)

  4. Grilling - At the first break in the weather, we are out grilling! I love the smell of lighter fuel and charcoal burning. Mmmmm.

  5. Spring Training - Just the words trigger thoughts of Summer

  6. Tulips

  7. Flip Flops (No Boots!!!)

  8. Pale Northerns in shorts - Here's another thing we do. At the first break in temperature, we put on our shorts despite our shockingly pale legs. It only needs to be in the 50's and we'll have shorts on. My, my, we are hardy stock.

  9. Walking the dog - The ice is gone from the sidewalks and it's finally safe to take our dogs for a long walk.

  10. Planning the garden - I'm into herbs and vegetables. What about you?


  1. I'm always looking for other northern bloggers and so was happy to come upon yours. I'm in northeast WI. I agree 100% about it being flip flop season...wore mine out to the grocery store last week.

  2. I love the smell of spring and see worms on the sidewalk.