First day of Spring?

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Well, it’s here, this is officially the first day of Spring 2014.  I want to be excited–Why?  Because I hate winter, I hate cold, I hate snow, and this year has been worst than most here in Colorado. Oh I know I shouldn’t complain when half of the U.S., mainly the east coast, has had a much more severe winter than here in Colorado, but I am complaining anyway, because did I mention–I HATE COLD AND SNOW!  Anyway, back to today, we all believe, or want to believe, that the advent of Spring signals the start of warmer weather.  Put away the down jacket and wool suits and get out all my colorful spring outfits.  But wait, not so fast, here in Colorado we usually have more snow during “Spring” than we do in winter.  And scheduling a soccer game or track meet on a Spring Saturday is a sure guarantee of cold and snow! So although I am smiling that it is finally Spring, I will remain cautiously optimistic.  For today, I am excited, even though there was a good deal of frost on my deck this morning, the prediction is that our temperatures will rise to the high 60’s by late afternoon. (Although I would prefer the 80’s, 60’s are indeed glorious this time of year).  I intend to get outside with my dog and enjoy.  But then there’s tomorrow, the second day of Spring, when the forecast is for temps to top out in the high 40’s and Saturday, the third day of Spring, the day I have to be outside the ENTIRE day, even worse a prediction of a high of 40 with snow or rain showers! So forgive me if I am not overly excited about the arrival of Spring, but the idea of Spring–That’s something to truly celebrate!