Now that Halloween is over, spring appears to be returning to Texoma.

According to the, the 70s and 80s are returning for high temperatures for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Fall-like temperatures don’t return to the area until a week from now with high temperatures going down into the low 60s and low temperatures going back down into the 40s. From there, the high temperatures are forecast to stay in the 60s with lows in the 50s for the rest of that week.

So, I guess that means that most of us can get out and get our Christmas lights up on our houses in the spring-like thaw before colder weather sets in.

Those who don’t find those things interesting will no doubt come up with their own fun ideas. For sure, many people will be attending Friday night football games. I was always torn between wanting it to feel cold enough to be comfortable at the games but not wanting it to get so cold that I couldn’t keep warm. I tell you, it is hard to keep me happy temperature wise. I am in a perfect state of bliss almost never as far temperatures are concerned and, as a woman of a certain age, I hear I can look forward to that trend continuing.

I would pause here to complain about getting older and all of the scary things that brings along with it, but I know it is a privilege denied to many, so I won’t complain. Instead, I will rejoice in the fact that we get some warmer days to hang out Christmas lights or finish up projects in the yard and continue to try to resist using my air conditioner.

Happy birthday Wednesday to Kenny Niblet, Jadarius Johnson, and Sherice Hughley, all of Sherman; Freddie Ross Brown and Amarion Jones, both of Denison; Jenny Geer of Westminster; Colby Jones of Dallas; and Kenneth Allison of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Happy anniversary Wednesday to Connie and Dennis Scott of Denison, 21 years.