Five on Friday

  1. How do you celebrate the arrival of Spring? I don’t do a pagan ritualistic dance, if that’s what you’re wondering. My grandma’s birthday happens to be the first day of Spring, so that’s nice, but I don’t really do anything for that other than send her a card if I remember. I don’t particularly celebrate in any specific way, but I just enjoy knowing that it’s coming, that the winter is finally over. There have been birds chirping in my neighborhood all week, clearly indicating that Spring is just around the corner.
  2. What other holidays and events do you celebrate or mark in the spring? I don’t celebrate St Pattie’s, and dread Daylight Saving (just because I lose an hour of sleep). But Easter is a big holiday. And then May comes complete with ‘s birthday (his dad’s as well), Mother’s Day, and then Memorial Day. Those first two will be delayed in celebrating, since Mother’s Day and ‘s birthday both happen to fall on the same date this year, and it happens to be the Sunday right before finals (I have one Monday, one Tuesday, and one Wednesday). And then after Memorial Day, it’s just a short trip to Father’s Day and then ‘s birthday and then my birthday and then ‘s birthday. July is chock-a-block full of family birthdays/celebrations also. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
  3. Do you have an interesting traditions that take place during this time of year? Nope.
  4. What colors and imagery do you associate with spring? Pink. And flowers. And t-shirts without jackets. Green everywhere.
  5. What are you most looking forward to about spring? The fact that it’s not winter anymore. Seriously. I get tired of being cooped up inside, being cold all the time. I look forward to being able to air out the house, walk around without a coat on, go for walks for fun. I wore a tank top yesterday while at home just because I could, and forgot how much I love wearing them. Sandals too. Spring, to me, is really a precursor to summer. Not that it’s not enjoyed in it’s own right, because it is, but I think part of the power and excitement of Spring is the promise of Summer.