Just as the erratic winter blues were really starting to wear on everyone, spring is here to remind us that it's just around the corner. On Sun., Mar. 12, at 2 a.m., the clocks will jump forward to 3 a.m., and we will be well on our way to springtime. This means you can start thinking about more fun things like how to celebrate Daylight Saving Time beginning, and whether or not to go for a spring hair cut.
I think more than a few of us can all agree it's worth it to lose an hour of sleep and gain some nearness to the sun. This winter has been freezing and warm and weird, leaving us forever confused in front of our closets in the morning, having no idea whether we're to dress for the tundra or the safari.
Once spring is here, the hope is that the weather will even out and it will be all t-shirts and sundresses and open-toed shoes for the next few months. So in order to commemorate the end of another winter, we've got to celebrate. If you're feeling particularly relieved that the clocks are about to spring forward, here are a few ways you might want to consider celebrating Daylight Saving Time beginning:
Have A Countdown Party
Get some friends together in this great excuse to have a party. On Sat. night you can stay up late together and count down the minutes and seconds until 2 a.m. just like you would on New Year's Eve.
Get Rid Of Your Winter Clothes
Go through your closet and pull out all of your winter clothes. Put as much of it as you can into a give-away or donation pile and pack the rest up to hide out of sight until next year. Having a completely spring closet will definitely cheer you up and get you excited.
Go Spring Thrift Shopping
Head to the thrift store or vintage shop and pick out a few new pieces for this year. It will give you something to look forward to wearing.
The best way to get into a spring frame of mind is so start planning. Head to your local nursery and get some seeds and planters. You can start by growing them on your window sill and take them outside in a few weeks when it really starts to warm up.
Have A Palette Shift Party
Any excuse to have a dinner party, right? Cook up some of your favorite spring dishes with some light wines and fresh produce. It's a great opportunity to get friends together to enjoy a good meal, but will also help get your ready for the warm season flavors.
Spring Poetry Fest
Personally, poetry always gets me excited for the warm weather. Check out some Mary Oliver or Robert Frost. Their descriptions of spring scenes will leave you chomping at the bit for flowers and sunbeams.