We’ve had to deal with the indignity of Daylight Saving Time and we’ve passed the First Day of Spring (or of Autumn, I guess, if you’re down under the equator) and we now, officially, get to start thinking about Spring Kinda Stuff.
Those of you who are not Canadian will be surprised to hear that it was 24 degrees today in Colorado Springs.
Spring Break for those of you who are somewhat adjacent to academia. Swapping out the flannel sheets for the cotton ones. Swapping out the hoodies for the windbreakers. Putting the football and hockey jerseys in the back of the closet and bringing forward the baseball jerseys and short-sleeved workshirts. Opening the window for the cross breeze (until we can no longer stand it and swap the window for the AC floor unit).
Modern Life has allowed us to no longer have “spring foods” and “autumn foods”. We can have fresh berries no matter what month it is (or pumpkin pie, for that matter) but I still have some leftover excitement from my childhood when I think that strawberries are going to be in season soon.
And opening day is the 5th.
But, this weekend, will probably be devoted to one of the alpha versions of Spring Cleaning. Maybe not Spring Cleaning *PROPER*, but there’s stuff you have to clean up before you can really start cleaning up and there’s prep you have to make before you can really clean that stuff up so, this weekend, will be devoted to doing that.
And hoping that, maybe, we can get one last, final, chilly weekend where hoodies are appropriate before they go into the storage bag and are banished until October.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)