SPRING IS IN THE AIR...by b. Malin


Spring is just around the Corner, and my Friends and Family, around this Great Country of ours are Dancing in the Streets. Gone are the Memories of the "Two Feet of Snow" that someone sent me, which I had saved...And I thought, I've got to Hub about that...but not until Spring...when it truly will get a Laugh. I'm not sure what State this picture came from, and I guess it really doesn't matter... but you can be sure it was one with lots of that Winter White Stuff...and someone's great imagination... It's got to make you smile, now that Winter is over.

Now you're probably saying, what does b. Malin know about Snow this year...She's been in Sunny Florida...soaking it up. Well I know that Snow is not my Friend...I got quite sick for over a month, 2 years ago...So It's Florida for me and my little Lungs during the winter. But Florida or Not, you can still feel Spring in the air...Everything seems to be Blooming more...So lots of POLLEN Blowing about...That is NOT one of the joys of Florida. In the North, I'm not bothered until late September or early October. All in Unison..."Aw"! Ok, I get it, No Sympathy for Me.

Of course for those of you who Following my Hubs, you know that I've been nursing a "Cold" for about 4 days...and today, Sunday, Lover Man announces..."He's got a Scratchy Throat"! So now it's Nurse, b. Malin to the Rescue! It's Fun playing Nurse with him...NOT! Men are the worst when THEY get Sick... I mixed up the Lemon and Water Drink, and Demanded that he DRINK it...Or I'd sit on his Chest and pour it down down his Throat...And wouldn't you know, he LOVED the idea! No, I didn't do it. Playing Nurse when he's WELL, now that's another story... We have to be well by Monday night, to go to our first Condo meeting at the "Condo with the View". We have to cast our "Ballot" for a New Director. Only 1 VOTE to a OWNER. We both are in agreement on whom we want to Elect. But we don't want to Contaminate anyone with our Germs, so even though the weather begs us to come out and play, we can't.

So now we are each sitting at our "Mac's" typing away...He's working on his next story...My Lover Man, could be the next "Hemingway"... I wish I could get him to become a Hubber, but he won't for now... And I can Respect that. And me, what am I doing? I'm thinking about Spring, a time of Rebirth, New Thoughts...New Life beginning out there, as the POLLEN floats about. I'm also thinking, how am I going to know when my Cold is over... and the Allergies kick in...I know I'm feeling pretty, pretty good now, and thinking what to wear when I dress up to Play Nurse...Lover Man recovers Pretty quick when he gets sick. Here's a little known fact, when we met, many years ago, it was a Halloween Dance, and all the Women were dressed like "French Maids" including yours truly...and he said, he saw my legs from across the room and came a running...We been together ever since. Ok, Ok, so on with this Hub.

So Spring in Florida is just around the corner... I can feel it in the air...and as I give a Sneeze or two...Ah-choo, Ah-choo...I realize my Cold has lifted... and I find myself Smiling for a moment, Until I realize my Allergy... has just kicked in!

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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello B,

Oh I hope those colds go away soon! The flu has hit here at our house..my husband! Oh that pollen is the worst too...I love your two feet of snow..so funny! I used to want to live in Alaska but the older I get I need the warmth..Great hub as always my friend..feel better soon!

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Ahhh Spring! It was Spring here in Eugene, Oregon Friday and Saturday, highs in the 60s and sunny even. Now raining like crazy (Well, it is Oregon) and another foot of snow in the nearby mountains. But the lawn is mowed,

edged and feritlized and I am laying in my supply of antihistine for the early and vicious pollen season starting in April probably this year.

Good luck with that cold and the vote.

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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Oh, yes, Spring is wonderful when it comes. It won't be here in B.C. for a bit longer, I think. We have rain instead of snow, but it is now that much warmer than freezing temperatures in the early hours of the day. Dark, dark, dark is the spy.

Much better to be in Florida during the winter with your health issues, for sure. Too bad your allergies are kicking in. Drat!

As for Lover Man having a cold, yes men do tend be bad patients. Unfortunately, Dad has been sick for about a month now, and he seems to be just getting over an infection the last couple of days. He's a month from his 69th birthday, so even minor illnesses affect him a lot more strongly than they used to affect him.

Maybe some day you can convince Lover Man to publish his work here or a similar site. It feels great to be a self-publisher, which is what we are on HP. :)

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Thanks Sunnie, Wow, Alaska, have you ever Hubbed about living there? Thanks for your Well wishes, I truly am feeling better...Hope your Family is feeling better too! LOL.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Xstatic, The Lawn is mowed all ready? You are Terrific, and the fact that the grass needed mowing already...That's some great grass you've got in Oregon. Well if you were in Florida, you could have a good Sneeze now! Our ONE Vote will be there Monday night.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Flora I so Enjoyed all you had to say. I do hope your Dad is now feeling Better. It's true the older we get, it seems the harder to Fight infections, and Colds... We Load Up with lots of Good Vitamins, I've always been a Big believer in them.

It does feel great to be "Self-Published" and that's what I keep telling Lover Man...Time will tell...

Allergies was something I always hoped I'd outgrow, but so far, no such Luck!

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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello b., Two feet of snow. That sure was good for a smile. Cold and flu season seems to have hit all over the country. Now about this men are bad patients stuff. Just ten years ago I saw a doctor, told me I looked great for a man of seventy-five.

Ok, mix another round of water and lemon and we will toast to Spring.

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Gosh, b., the stuff you can learn on hubpages. So Lover Man is a legs man - admired your gorgeous gams from across the room? Who knew? Hope you are both feeling fine again. May I appropriate your two feet of snow photo - might be able to use it one day. With your permission, that is.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Ha, Ha, Ha, Mckbirdbks...I'm talking about Men at home when THEY get Sick...they act like such Babies!

Do you want a little Ice in your glass, with the Lemon and Water? I'm so glad my Hub made you Smile!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Yes, among other attributes... Lover Man is a Leg Man. I'm feeling better. ..and he's just at the Early stages of this Bug. Thanks for inquiring.

Of course, be my Guest, Drbj, you may "appropriate" the Two Feet of Snow Photo. Enjoy! I look forward to see what you do with it.

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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Spring IS in the air!! I hope you get over that cold completely very soon. It is time for rebirth. Good days are in front of us - despite the pollen and sneezing!

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moneycop 4 years ago from JABALPUR

vow what amn amazing thought..just at corner..nice thinking...enjoyed it as its very good weathe here in India at my place and after reading ur hub its a complement to it...so thanks a lot

take care

go ..on

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Right on Dexter, Right on! I'm feeling Pretty Good today, It's Lover Man who's now got it...and we have to go tonight to Cast our Ballot, at the Condo with the View. We can do it, we can do it!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Moneycop, so glad you Enjoyed... and a Wish you a Joyous Spring in India, my Friend.

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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love the two feet of snow photo as well! Good luck with the vote - I hope you're well enough to go. I hope that your allergy season is a mild one, too!

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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Spring is definitely in the air in New Jersey. It was warm and beautiful today. Having said that, my nose is starting to run and my eyes are itchy. You can run, but you can't hide! See you at the Inn.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

b. malin - Now I'm not trying to be insensitive here but would violin music be appropriate? Just kidding.

The Frog

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Thanks Alicia, I Laughed when my Friend sent it to me. Lover Man and I are a "sight" though I do look better today, so off we go tonight with our ! Vote in hand! Yeah, who'd have thought I'd suffer with Allergies this time of year...Oh well!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Have you got ANYTHING at the Inn for Allergies? So, if I were in N.J. Breakfastpops, I wouldn't be Sneezing until Sept... But still, I do Love it here. Although, it's good to hear the Wonderful Spring like weather there!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The picture is hilarious and so is your tale of spring. Someone sending you that picture reminded me of a picture sent to me this Thanksgiving. ( Taken in front of a home i owned in Tera Village. All of my friends had tables set up in the street with food galore, the caption, " Wish you were here " It was cold and wet here, needless to say it p***ed me off..HaHa.. Do you call yourself Nurse Betty when taking care of Lover Man? Hee...Fun hub..Loved it..

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

If you saw the two of us Froggy, Lover Man is a Mess! You might want to be selling us an Insurance Policy...Ha, Ha, we're muddling through...No we're not going to CROAK! I couldn't resist that one Froggy... Guess I am feeling better.

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I can taste the spring, I can smell the spring, I can hear the spring.

This is a delightful read.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Vinaya, Why Thank You! I Loved your Thoughts on Spring as well...Spring is almost here!

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I hope you are both feeling much better now, yes spring is on it's way - yippeee!

That is one funny picture....

How I love your hubs and voting up:-)

Best wishes Lesley

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Spring is indeed in the air and this one has my up up and away.

Great work here without a doubt.

Take care


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Leslie, We are definitely on the mend and Smelling SPRING all around us. So glad you Enjoyed the Funny picture of SNOW, 2 Feet of Snow...Thank you So much for Loving my Hubs, and of course your vote UP means so much to me!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Elddwen, Thank you so much for the Compliments which Always mean so much to me, and of course your UP Vote too!

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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

80 degrees in TX! Summer will be here fast! Glad you are both on the mend!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Sally, where you been? I've missed you, and I will stop by...Everything BIG in Texas Girlfriend. Yes, we're feeling much, much, better, Thanks.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Great hub about Spring. I am ready for some warm. It has hit here in TN also. Upper 70's for a week with the t-storms every day. As for the allergies, I feel for you and suffer also. I do have something that works for me. Stops the itchy, watery eyes; the sniffy, stuffy nose; and the sneezes. Chlorpheniramine Maleate!! Generic and I buy it by the bottle of 100. Try it and see if it works for you.

We must have similar friends, I got the picture of the feet also.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Becky, Thank You for the Compliment. I also thank you for your Generic Allergy Pill suggestion. I too take an over-the-counter Generic one and it's "Dye Free" the only ingredient is "Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 25 mg, it also relieves the same symptoms you mentioned.

That's funny about the Feet picture.

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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Tell lover man to put a cork in it. Who does he think he wakes up next to everyday? Florence Nightingale? PPLLEEEZZZ...

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Actually I think he does...And I have to say...When YOU GUYS get sick, it's not a pretty picture...So thank goodness he recovers quickly, and once again becomes... LOVER MAN!

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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

What a great hub! I am sooo glad spring has sprung. I have trouble with allergies too, but I hope you feel better very soon. I love the 2 feet of snow, very good. Voted up!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Sgbrown, We are Heathy once again, and Enjoying the outdoors once more. I'm just not used to have my Allergies bother me this time of year. Back home in NJ, I am not bothered until September, with the "Rag Weed". Thanks for Enjoying, and of course your Vote!

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

I felt terrible when I looked over this Hub and saw I hadn't answered your Fun Comments "Always Exploring"...I thought I had. I do not like this new system, of answering. Anyway, I'm so glad you enjoyed Ruby girl, and always Smile at your Comments!

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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

That has happened to me to with this new system too. I feel terrible when that happens.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Flora, I liked the old system better, for it was Easier to correct mistakes as well, in my answers...Oh well, Progress!

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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

I missed this when it first came out but at least it's still spring so it was fun to read. I love those 2 snow feet! Can't believe that in all the years I lived up north I never actually saw anyone make a foot sculpture out of snow.

I always enjoy your sense of humor and this story really had me chuckling with the nurse part.

Voted up, funny and interesting.

Hope your allergies have eased up by now.

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Gail, I'm so glad you Enjoyed my Humor in this Hub. A friend had sent me the picture of the 2 feet of Snow and I thought I've got to use them in a Hub.

As for my Allergies, up North, in NJ, I am not bothered until late Sept. "Ragweed time"...But here we do Sneeze, but not that bad or that often...Everything is in Bloom. Thanks so much for your Votes.

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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hey B ~ since you write a lot about "current" events, I tend to always be late to the party. I do hope you are feeling better and that allergies are not kicking your butt. And I do hope by now that you have had some fun playing "nurse." Thanks for another fun read!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Sharyn, yes, we are both well once again...Although Allergies down here are a b____!

So glad you enjoyed. I'll be by to visit as well.

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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I'm even later than Sharon, b... but I can wish you a Happy Earth Day and hope that you and Lover Man are feeling 100% by now!

You have a wonderful and fun writing style that is a pleasure no matter what time I arrive at the party!

Voted UP & FAB-- have a great night. Hugs, Maria

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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Marcoujor, I too am catching up, having just been away for a few days moving into the Condo with the View...Thanks for your Compliments Girlfriend...and you can come late Anytime! Thanks for the Vote and the FAB too!

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