Spring 2016 has started to arrive and I believe I speak for many of us when I give a big ‘ol “Halleluiah!” shout out. This Florida Girl is not a fan of Old Man Winter here in VA. I become downright morose each February when I begin to feel as though I haven’t been warm since before Halloween. I can see why many of us hanging out in the Middle-Aged Cheap Seats are beginning to eye Florida as a viable retirement option (with yours truly often contemplating during the winter months why I ever left).
Just this week, the signs of spring have emerged everywhere and my little sun garden is beginning to wake from its winter slumber.
This time of year always has me a bit more cognizant of my surroundings. Pretty flowers everywhere, neighbors flying their best spring-themed house flags, birds and squirrels cheerfully bustling about in the yard.
Perhaps it’s not much of a surprise that I also seem to notice all kinds of signs in the spring. I know, I’m a bit kooky in the way I notice signs from the Universe. But here’s the thing, I’ve recently been noticing some DOOZIES that I feel compelled to share with you.
For example, here’s a lovely little notice I spied recently in a women’s bathroom. If there was ever a TMI moment, here’s your winner! Through your proceedings made me laugh out loud.
And while we’re hanging out in the bathroom, here’s another contender for best sign of spring. I love, love, love the sarcasm that exudes from this fine example of someone who is most definitely fed up. I would of course add “bless your heart”, but that’s just me.
Next up, in the category of Seriously dude, your mama raised you better!, the fact that this had to be posted over a public water fountain is just gross.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this oldie, but a goodie. This is not a recent find, but certainly a noteworthy repeat. You will find this road sign in Southern Virginia, and I dream of discovering the back story. Someone, somewhere, in the road management system of VA, thought this was a good idea:
Are you seeing the signs of spring? What’s your favorite spring ritual?