Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Maybe Writing About It Will Make It Happen

I don't know about you, but where I live, it feels like spring might not ever appear. I'm so ready to ditch the winter jackets, the ice scrapers, and the snow shovels. Bring on the shoes without socks, long evenings outside, and the trampoline. Although I can't write about actual spring activities because those haven't happened yet, Bekah posted a quiz about spring so I can at least tell you about my favourite parts of this illusive season.

And let me tell you, after our ice storm this past weekend, and three whole days of all of us being stuck in the house, I am more than ready for actual spring weather.

1. What three colors remind you most of spring? Spring colours to me are the light green of the grass as it first starts to grow, yellow for daffodils, and light blue for the shoes I wear without socks.

2. What is the first thing you add to your wardrobe in spring? Shoes I can wear without socks. I don't need to buy any for this spring but I am excited to wear them.

3. What is the first wardrobe item you ditch in spring?
Besides all my winter outerwear, it's socks. Are you sensing a theme here?!?!

4. Who mows the grass where you live?
Normally it's mostly Dave but last summer, we actually paid someone to do it. With Dave's sciatica, I just couldn't handle one more thing. However, I don't mind mowing the lawn so I do it sometimes.

5. What's spring like where you live?
Right now -- cold, icy, snowy, grey. Ha! Normally, it's lovely. We get about three months of beautiful weather, with some rain, but it doesn't get too hot. The daffodils and tulips (which I fear may all have been killed off this past weekend with our ice) bloom for ages and it's just lovely.

6. What's your favorite thing about spring? 
The fact that my birthday is in spring. And that baseball starts again -- both professional ball and Sam's local league (which is about the exact opposite of professional - ha!). I also like that everyone starts walking more and we run into all kinds of people on our local paths as we head out on errands or to go to Starbucks.

7. Are you a spring cleaner?
In my mind -- yes! In reality -- sort of! You would think that three days of being inside this past weekend would have gotten me into a spring cleaning frenzy but you would be wrong.

8. Are you a baseball fan?
Yes! Yes! And, just in case you missed it, YES!!! We love baseball around here. In fact, I decided to create a blog label for it (All About That Base(Ball) -- click here to see all the posts), and it appears I have written about 46 posts which mention baseball in one form or another.

9. Tulips or daffodils?
Do I have to choose? I love them all. In winter, I mostly buy tulips though. Daffodils are carried in stores for a much shorter time and don't last as long.

10. Favorite outdoor spring activity?
Cheering Sam on in baseball, or cheering on the Jays, and just sitting outside and reading in the sun while the kids play. Oh, and hanging laundry outside again!

11. Flowers in the ground or pots?
Both! Last year I didn't actually plant any flowers in pots because we were gone a lot but this year I will be feeling all the pot love again.

12. Favorite bird?
Blue Jays, of course! :) Honestly, though, I don't have a favourite bird, but I do like seeing all the ducklings which appear in our city in the spring.

13. Car wash or wash vehicles at home?
Bekah's response to this was: "Well, Jesus washes my car with the rain, and that's not one of the choices, is it? LOL!" which is pretty much my answer too! Our car gets cleaned whenever it rains. Otherwise, we sometimes (once in a looong while) drive it through the car wash.

14. When do you pull out your sandals?
Ever since I discovered shoes without socks, I rarely wear sandals. However, I do switch from my slippers to indoor flipflops as soon as it gets too hot in my slippers so let's say, once it hits 20C (68F) outside, or somewhere around then. Let's just say that since it's currently lows of -1 to -4C (25-30F) overnight, my flipflops won't be making an appearance any time soon.


  1. 1. I love this survey and will be borrowing it. 2. I feel ya on the never ending winter!!! We got a beautiful tease on Saturday (sun, high 70s) and today it’s rainy and low 40s and windy and WHERE IS SPRING?!?!? 3. I lol at your hatred of socks. I take it a step further in that I hate anything on my feet and would exist barefoot if it was socially acceptable / not winter for half the year.


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