The Blisses of Spring with a Dash of Maroon 5!

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?- Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Romantic Poet 1792-1822)


Have you noticed that the weather is getting warmer these days? Has it come to your attention that the days are getting longer and that the nights are getting shorter?

 Since I am in a mood to do a list today (mind you, any type of list as long as I get to do a list), let’s take stock of the blessings of this season and what it means to us-What changed, in a good way now that spring is in the air. I cannot contain my happiness that summer will soon follow suit. But let’s leave summer for another day, shall we? 

 The first and most important perk of this changing weather, as far as I am concerned with, is that I do not have to wear heavy jackets anymore and also no longer need to bundle up my kids with their own layers and stuff them up in their respective car seats! Fitting them up in car seats with their jackets and accessories are all together another struggle and I do not want to dwell on it now. Very depressing!

 Usually, during extreme weather conditions (And I am NOT talking about winter here  ) getting to the parking lot where my car is parked from the building where I work is kind of like a race. It could get tricky and messy based on the weatherman’s predictions and the exciting combat with slushiness and the piled up snow on the ground that lies in invite for my arrival.

 Naturally, I do not have a good balance and coordination skills to carry my body around. So, I have my fair shares of tripping and falling, and hitting my nose straight down on the ground on innumerable occasions. By the time, I get to the car fighting off the ‘wilderness of the snow and the villainous attempts of the freezing rain to knock me out, I am exhausted. But I am still not saved from the day!

 I stumble to the trunk and retrieve my flimsy looking snow brush and start scraping off the stupid snow that is now covering my mournful looking car with a vengeance. After straight fifteen minutes earnest efforts, my car rises from the claws of the heavy, unforgiving snow and ready to roll.

 I place my poor snow brush back in the trunk and scramble inside the car to start the engine. Thankfully, my Corolla never ditches me. With one stroke, it comes on and the final stage of leaving from work is now active!

 According to Hubs, I cannot race off soon after I start the car, especially during cold months since it could harm the engine in the long run. I remember his ‘booming words’ and pause after turning on the engine. This will also give a chance for the car to generate some warm air and I don’t need to die of cold and the numbness that is invading my body at the moment. Okay, so after dragging some minutes in the car and cursing winter at the same time, I am home free! There, I am out of parking lot and on my way to see my family.

 But, how is the “leaving work and going home process” during Spring and Summer time, you ask? Oh, I beg you to ask, no worries… 

 I wait long enough for my shift to be over, get my purse and… oh wait, there is no jacket… whatever! I dash to the elevator and get to the lobby in no time and swing open the huge glass doors. And I am out! Then at a leisurely pace, start walking to the parking lot. Gosh, every thing looks so clean- no chances of slipping and falling and taking nose dives… I reach my car which looks all shiny and flashy. I gracefully slip inside the coziness and start the beauty and drive off.. See, so simple. I love spring! 


 I also love the fact that I do not have to turn on my full head lights on when I drive back home after work at around 6.30 in the evening. Daylight is everywhere!

 I see the snow along the sides of the road melting and the water seeping down to the drain in the pavements. Take that you, damn snow!

 I like to watch people going for their evening strolls- couples walking hand in hand and families with their babies in the strollers and kids in the bikes and roller skates breezing past in the warm evening air, enjoying the nature and the fresh smell that fills the air.

 I turn my head around (note the point, I am still behind the wheels), just to look at those cars in the highway which have their windows rolled down to take in the powerful wind that refreshes their being after a stressful day at work on their way back home, just like me…

 I take a peek up above through my windshield and see the clear blue sky with white fluffy clouds floating around as though they too are taking a casual stroll in the evening to enjoy the tranquility and serene benevolence of nature. This is the time I will be deciding either to sing a song to myself or seek the assistance of my radio to brighten my already bright spirits with music. I will sing- I decide after much deliberation. Maroon 5 is my love at the moment-                

And when the daylight comes I’ll have to go

But, tonight I’m ‘gonna hold you so close

‘Cuz in the daylight, we’ll be on our own

But, tonight I need to hold you so close

By this time, I have already turned to our street- yeah, traffic is always light at that hour and without the villain snow, I can keep good time!   When I reach our driveway I could hear ripples of Kevin’s laughter and Krista’s giggles. I so can’t wait to see them and swing them both in my arms and kiss them like crazy! With a smile on my lips, I park my car in the garage and open the doors of my personal heaven….

 What are your spring bliss stories?  I am listening…



  1. Longer days, crocuses or is it crocii? Daffodils and being woken up by birds in the morning. Starting to think I’m about to break out in song!

  2. Hi Vinma! I love everything about Spring! It starts earlier here in Florida but I remember when I lived further north it was so wonderful to see the tiny light green buds on the trees and little green plants peeking up from the cold ground. By the way, I love Maroon 5!!!!

    1. You do?? Aren’t they awesome? I love maroon 5! They have the ability to uplift my spirits like no other… oh, I forgot you live in Florida.. Would love to swing by some day 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. As we were pulling in the driveway a couple of days ago, I saw the tulips were coming up alongside the house even though it hasn’t really been all that spring-like. I squealed like a little girl. Seeing the snow melting and hearing birds sing, along with the tulips, serve as little reminders that Spring really will be coming!

    1. That is so right! Flowers budding on the grass has such an appeal to eyes 🙂 Very colorful and the nature brims with beauty untainted.. Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  4. The flowers, the fresh air blowing through the house, the feeling of a new start, the birds waking me up in the morning, the colors of the sky, the brighter stars at night, but what I am most happy about is definitely the saying good bye to bundling up! I am so with you on that torture!

  5. I love the fact that it stays light outside for longer periods of time and that I’m not woke up at 5am by the sun trying to peek through the blinds. It’s still cold here in the Midwest (28 degrees this morning) but I still hear birds and the sunshine more than makes up for it!!

    1. I love the chirping of birds in the morning and the gentle sunshine peeking through the window blinds.. Loving the spring 🙂 Thanks for your comment Penny 🙂

  6. I also love Spring. My mood is so much better in the Spring, winter just makes me miserable. I dislike being cold and HATE the snow! lol. I need to move away from Maryland!

    1. Same here! Winter has this uncanny ability of making me feel miserable. On the other hand, spring and summer rejuvenates my being! Its so amazing that the seasons can impact our spirits so much! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. I love the longer, warmer days, too! And I have to agree with Anita. The daffodils are spring flowers make me so happy, and I really enjoy filling up our birdfeeders and watching the cardinals flock all around them. Beautiful! Happy Spring, Vinma!

  8. Loved your post! So full of humor 🙂 Anything to do with Spring is bliss to me, but of course I love to be outside running or on my bike. Escape from reality…

    1. Thanks Michelle! Speaking of bikes, I can’t wait for summer. I can start riding my bike pretty soon 🙂 Love the excitement and freedom that it brings 🙂

    1. Wow.. 38?? That is HOT! We are taking it nicely here, although we will hit your mark in about 2 months time 🙂 Thanks for coming by Shainee 🙂

  9. We are still quite chilly here, but there are some buds appearing and my tulips are coming up. Two signs of spring that I anticipate every year!

    Stopping by from SITS Sharefest.

  10. Hi! Who doesn’t like Spring, right? Lol! We once lived up north and I know what you mean about that snow…ughh! We now live in sunny South Carolina and I can’t even imagine trying to get around in the snow again…! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate my SITS Day!

    1. I hope you had a wonderful SITS day Michelle! So glad that you stopped by 🙂 I know, I still do not know one single person who doesn’t like spring.. The air is fresh, flowers are in full bloom and hey! there is no snow around 🙂

  11. I love everything about spring! More light outside, the bright sun, the flowers, the birds chirping, it’s wonderful! Spring and summer are my favourite seasons of the year!

  12. In S. E. Wisconsin, we sometimes think there is no spring, just a jump from winter to the humid hot 90’s. But that is not always true. There are the days when the rain is lightly sprinkling and the smell is so fresh & clean. All the brown snow on the side of the road is finally melted & the willows are the first tress to welcome their greenery. A walk along a park path is just what is needed after the rain subsides.

  13. I live in Illinois, and for the past 2 years we have skipped spring. It goes from like 50 degree weather straight into our 70-80 and up. Plus we have that dreadful humidity, so even if its only 60-70 with the humidity it gets even worse

  14. I love spring, brings me out of the winter blues, I love the picture you have posted, it’s beautiful.

  15. Spring and Fall are the best here in upstate NY. This summer has been brutal this year, and I’m dreading winter; I think we’re in for a rough one this year. Your photos are beautiful as the PP said ^ 🙂

  16. Maroon 5 ftw!

    my spring bliss is not having to freeze my booty off while waiting for a bus (they’re usually 5-10 mins late or 2 mins early, so it’s always “hey better show up 4 mins before it’s supposed to be here”)

  17. EXCELLENT music choice! When it starts to get warm and I can open the windows, I love to put my iPod on the speaker and bellow Maroon 5, among others!

  18. Planting spring bulbs and everything starting to green up is the most blissful thing about spring to me.

  19. I love your reasoning why spring is so wonderful~
    I love spring because it’s not too cold, and not too hot. The perfect temperature if you ask me! I love seeing the flowers budding on the trees during the cool, and misty mornings. Also I love the fact that I can still wear jeans and sweats and not be too hot!

  20. I love the late evening walks, at 8pm it is still light and so many people walk by the river trail. Love it!

  21. I wish we had an actual “spring”, but lately the Chicago area seems to go almost directly from winter to summer, although the temperatures over the past few days have been almost like spring. I love taking long walks during spring and fall, when the weather is comfortable without having to either bundle up or be too hot. I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and also have my own dog rescue, so I’m often walking one or more dogs and just love spring-time walks!

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