An important indicator of spring happens this month - Daylight Savings Time begins March 9. I am very ready for the warmer weather this year after our unusually cold winter. I am also anticipating opening the windows and letting some fresh air into the house.
But the biggest indicator of spring at our house is the removal of the heated mattress pad. This removal is an ongoing negotiation between Tim and me that begins on the first warm day. I will ask if he thinks it is time yet, he will reply that it is way too early to even bring the topic up for discussion. It will turn cool again and he will point out to me just how vindicated his refusal truly was. This cycle will repeat with every flip and flop of the Spring weather until I finally catch him away from the house long enough to remove the mattress pad without his knowing it happened. When I succeed in doing this, it inevitably snows that very night!
And what, you may ask, is the moral of the story? It is quite simple - stand still long enough and the weather will change around you. No matter your stance, you will be eventually be vindicated by the weather.