My calendar tells me my dear friend Spring will be here in 18 days and, technically, be here three months. But I live in Kentucky, so I know it will feel like Spring’s visit is cut short.
Another sign of Spring’s coming arrival: Murray’s old-fashioned, walk-up Dairy Queen that is open from March 1 to Oct. 31 opened yesterday. I’ve lived in Murray for 11 1/2 years, and yesterday was the first time I’ve ever been to Opening Day. Probably because I don’t want to wait in line for ice cream when I can just get is quicker the next day or the next week or the coming several months.
But when I drove by yesterday, the line wasn’t nuts. So I stopped and treated my kids to Dairy Queen. Cate got a cherry Dilly Bar [which caused her to stumble over her words, which made me grin at the cuteness] and Ben got his first DQ cone, a baby-sized one, which he promptly devoured.
Now I’m hoping Spring will be just has giving with warm-but-not-humid temperatures and plenty of sunshine before Summer rushes my friend away.