Over the last couple of days I have read many blogs talking about the coming of spring and I just can’t help but get excited. We got a little taste of it over the weekend and I want it back! Spring to me is all about renewal. I love seeing the trees and flowers blooming, the grass turning green, and the sun shining brightly. It gives me an energy that I don’t have at any other time of year. Oh yeah, then of course there is this too.
Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day here. I woke up with the sun shining through my bedroom windows and started the day in a great mood. We lounged around the house for a bit and then when I just couldn’t stand it anymore I had to get outside and experience the nice weather. For the first time EVER (well, in a very, very, long time anyway) I actually convinced hubby to go for a walk with me. We put Zach in the stroller and walked around the neighborhood. It felt great to be outside and Zach really enjoyed it.
While we were strolling around, we decided to have a spur of the moment get-together with some friends. We called up my sister and a couple of other friends and invited them over for a barbeque. We had a great time eating, drinking, and visiting. Then we all settled down and watched the movie "Just Friends" which was hilarious. (I broke down and allowed myself to drink 4 absolutely wonderful margaritas. They are totally off-limits with my diet since one 12 oz. margarita is more than half of my daily point intake, but damn they tasted good!)
There is always a bad side of spring also, which we experienced this weekend as well. Living in the midwest, you just can’t escape the possibility of thunderstorms and tornados. Sunday was proof of that. Fortunately, our area and all of my family and friends were spared. Hubby was on call for work and was out most of the day due to downed power lines and such. He was amazed at some of the destruction he saw in Lawrence and other areas. He has lived through hurricanes but was still surprised at the damage that was caused by the storms.
Unfortunately, the storms brought the cold back and I’m now anxiously awaiting the return of the Spring weather. I’m a little bummed out, but I known that the cold won’t last much longer. I’m ready for flip-flops, tank tops, and sunshine. I can’t wait for afternoons in the park, having a drink on the patio, barbeques, baseball, and letting Zach play in the grass. It’s just around the corner.
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I am going to Lawrence later this week and will be interested to see what happened. Fortunately, my parents were spared and so was my friend that lives there.
What a stressful Sunday it was, eh?
I can’t wait for spring either! The weather here the past few days has been relatively mild and warmer, which is awesome. You do have to watch out for the twisters though…they were so scary when I lived in NE. Now we deal with hurricane season…so I guess it’s a fair trade off.
Spring came and went in Chicago. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Urgh.
One thing I miss about my old hood is the walking. Everything was in walking distance to our house. Not anymore. We have to drive everywhere cuz nothing is in walking distance.
A margarita sound good right about now (even though its not even 9:30 am yet!)
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