I must be getting older..I do not think about waiting for "official" spring to sally forth. Noooooo. I go by my thing. Our climate is changing here in the bay area folks..you could put tomatoes out now..and watch as you get very ripe tomatoes by April.
Uh-yeah,its a bit wet and muddy...but still things can be done. Avoid painting yer house. I crack me up. clunk.
Oh,my day's advice? Never burn bridges. Unless your old then who the hell cares if you nuke them?