HOORAY!!!!! Winter is out and Spring is in!
"But Lucia, haven't you seen a calendar lately? Winter has been out for a while," you might remind me. Well no it has not been out for very long at all in Utah. Spring here was greeted by a fresh snowfall, and extra chilly weather, but now, it is actually, truly, really Spring! Tulips, daffodils and blossomy trees are in their full brilliance. I, personally, am dying of the heat already but even that is welcomed when it also means that:
-We get to go on walks to the park every day.
-The watermelons have come on sale again and they are actually sweet unlike the tasteless teasers of these past months. (here's a chart about picking good fruit!http://www.dvo.com/newsletter/monthly/2000/july/freshfruit.html , but it's not as fun as looking for the mystical "bee stings" or trying the straw trick, or just making a show of thumping each melon in the bin. Also, you can feel for ridges around the middle of the melon. ridges = ripe)
-I've offically packed away the winter clothes neatly in their bins, and brought out the summer stuff.
-I've even finished some extra spring cleaning to-do's like vigorously scrubbing my tile floors, and cleaning out everyone's drawers of the things that don't quite fit or don't get used often enough to warrant the space they take up.
- My feet have an obvious flip-flop tan, which makes them always look dirty, even if they are clean, but who cares?
So, when does it offically FEEL like spring/summer to you?
* since I started this post we've had snow. Crazy utah weather.