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Kat

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The Spring Test
« on: February 26, 2009, 08:44:26 PM »

                               
                                   The Spring Test
                          You Know That Itís Spring When....
                                      By Sheila Moss


The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, could it be Spring? Spring, that glorious time when we put the cold and chills of winter behind us and celebrate the beginning of a new season. We feel a surge of extra energy and watch for the parade of blossoms, suddenly wanting to be outside to soak in the renewal of life

Here is the check list to be sure you are reading the signs right and itís not simply wishful thinking:

"You Know That Itís Spring When...."

~Your heat is too hot, but your air conditioner is too cold.

~You leave the office at lunch and donít want go back.

~You want to spend time alone watching the grass grow.

~You find yourself obsessively counting robins.

~You canít concentrate because you are busy daydreaming.

~You feel a sudden uncontrollable urge to clean your closet.
 
~You start sneezing at the mere mention of pollen.
 
~You remember how it feels to be in love.
 
~You feel like jogging around the block Ė until you try it.
 
~You go for a drive in the car just to open the sunroof.

~You have a craving for fresh strawberry shortcake.
 
~You decide to wash and wax the car - at home - by hand.
 
~The birds are building a nest in your mailbox.
 
~You wonder if the lawn mower will start, and hope it doesnít.
 
~You leave the windows wide open just to smell the fresh breeze.

~Itís raining outside and your umbrella is strayed, lost, or stolen.
 
~You splash in the rain puddles and hope no one sees you.
 
~You notice the "for sale" signs are blooming faster than daffodils.

~You find yourself wishing you knew how to whistle.
 
~You even like dandelions Ė almost.

~You wonder why we have those other seasons anyhow.
 
~You visit the local lawn and garden shop just to browse.

~You come home with fertilizer, tomato plants, and a garden hose.
 
~You buy new lawn furniture even though you donít need it.
 
~You wonder how to cure spring fever and then decide you donít want to.
 
SCORING:

20 or above YES Ė
What are you waiting for? Start planting flowers and gas up the mower.

15 to 20 yes -
Clean the garage and find your fishing pole. It wonít be long!

10 to 15 yes -
Stock up on allergy meds and read the seed catalogs.

Below 10 yes Ė
Salt down the driveway and buy a new jacket. That should bring it on faster than washing a car brings rain.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Although Spring Fever is highly contagious, it is not long lasting. There is a timeless remedy that never fails to cure it. Itís called Summer.

« Last Edit: February 26, 2009, 08:45:31 PM by Kat »
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Ninny

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Re: The Spring Test
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 09:29:53 PM »

Ain't it the truth!!
Down here in the South, spring brings the violent thunderstorms and tornadoes, but on the other days you remember what you like about living in the South! Then along comes summer and you wonder..."What is WRONG with me?? Why wasn't I born rich so I could have a summer home in the mountains??" ;D

Went to visit my sister in Phoenix several years ago and when we left Tucson and dropped down into the "Valley of the Sun" OMG!!! I told my husband, "I forgot how HOT is is here!!! It was like sticking your head in the oven! I was thinking, "Hmmm, Arizona in the wintertime not too bad, Arizona in summer :P :P :P good for the "desert rats." Alabama in wintertime not too bad, Alabama in summertime... :P BUT it's only a one  :P place!!!" There is only one thing wrong with springtime in Alabama..well, besides the thunderstorms...IT DOESN'T LAST LONG ENOUGH!!!  I just can't find enough to complain about!!! :D :D Yep like my daddy always said I would complain if they hung me with a new rope! heh, heh, heh!! ;D

You see, this is what happens when spring is in the air..you get all giddy!! ;) ;)
SO..plant a garden, sing a song, smell some flowers, but GET OUT THERE AND ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS!!
Diggin' my toes into the warm earth!
Kathy ;)

(Yeah, I know..sorry I just get carried away when my feet and hands get all warm and cozy!) :-*
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Roy Coates

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Re: The Spring Test
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 12:25:06 AM »

I know when it is spring cause I get out of my plow truck and start mowing grass ;D I love the weather changes, all of them.
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Ninny

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Re: The Spring Test
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 12:46:15 AM »

Oh man, everything was all springy here until yesterday when it snowed and now I'm freezing again! (Next week I'll be complaining that it's hot!!) ;)
Kathy :D
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