I am feeling ridiculously optimistic these days. The sun shines, the flowers bloom, the birds sing...Is this what they call spring fever? Or perhaps I have had one too many iced cappuccinos. Either way, I love this feeling! It is still not so hot as to be sweltering, yet the vitamin D is doing wonders for my mood. I have several things to look forward to such as my husband's return, an open house, and new adventures which are as yet unknown. This feeling seems to be everywhere around me and it's contagious. It seemed to me that winter took it's time to get lost this year, so spring is certainly most welcome. It also helps that I have completed the bulk of my spring cleaning. The windows are bright and sunshine streams in. All the old dirt from winter is swept and vacuumed away. The air smells fresh and clean. I spent some time on the weekend cleaning out and washing down my kitchen cabinets. I also put shelf liner inside the drawers. I highly recommend this as a frugal update to the kitchen. I used low tack plastic which laid in place. I trimmed around the edges with a utility knife, after using a damp cloth to smooth out the wrinkles. My drawers look ten times better. It's amazing what spending a little time and using a little elbow grease can do. What heralds spring for you? Feel free to tell me all about it in the comments section.