Well, it's the official First Day of Spring and other than the sunshine it surely doesn't feel like that the start of a new season. The snow covering the ground and the dry, brown tree branches are putting a damper on the Spring Fever that I got a few weeks ago. I feel the need to be ready for the first warm day in many ways. Mainly by having spring/summer clothes ready to wear so that we can get outside and enjoy the weather. The kids are all set... their closets are filled with spring/summer clothes that I have bought over the last few weeks. It's me I'm worried about. My closet could quite possibly be chosen as what not to wear or for one of those makeover shows. I have odds and ends from the last seven years just hanging there sadly. Some maternity clothes, some too small and some too baggy. They (who are "they" anyways?) say that if you haven't worn a piece of clothing in a year, then you probably won't wear it again- so get rid of it (donate it!). I hate to think of what I'd come out wearing if that 80' day did hit us tomorrow. It would probably look something like this... a pair of old maternity capris cinched at the waist with a belt or scarf and a way-too-tight tank top (I wouldn't actually come out wearing it, but it would be my option). As for the shoes, I have recently added two new pairs of spring shoes to my collection. They are about the only thing that I own right now that would be considered "trendy". I know that all you mommies out there might be able to relate to what I'm saying.
Mike may also need to do a bit of shopping for new clothes. He has recently lost 20 lbs. in an effort to run his upcoming marathon lighter (and therefore, faster). I have to say that I haven't seen him this lean since the beginning of our marriage! He looks great and I'm so proud of the hard work he's putting into training.
Mothers...let me know what your plan is for you "spring wardrobe". Will you buy, borrow or spruce up what you have?