Photo Friday: Spring Happenings

Hey there! Miss me?? It’s been a little quiet here on the blog. I’m sharing a few photos to bring you up-to-speed with what’s being going on in my life. My weekends have been surprisingly busy and jam-packed. I realized I’ve been “on the road” four weekends in a row.

Earlier in March my mom and I went to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. What a treat and an unforgettable Christmas present! Everything was magical from the costumes to the orchestra to the choreography. We had a ball! I can still hear the flute… “Do do do do dooooooo.”

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

In March I road-tripped out to Bismarck to visit my brother with one of my best friends. We visited different bars and restaurants, explored hiking trails and relaxed too. We had a great weekend! Lots of laughs. I could be in a desert with those two and have the time of my life. I also came across a pink and yellow lemonade-themed display in Hobby Lobby and wanted everything. (Which reminds me, I need to get around to making that marquee light so I can show you.)

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I love pink and yellow so much … I’m even wearing it!

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My brother and I at a rooftop bar that used to be a green house — great atmosphere!

I went home for Easter weekend and had a relaxing weekend with my family. I loved spending time with them! We washed cars one day and our cat, Mixie, even pitched in. She likes sitting on the car mats once they’ve been freshly vacuumed. How thoughtful, right? 🙂

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Mixie soaking up the sun.

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My brother and I riding four wheelers in the yard.

Well, that’s all that’s going on with me right now! Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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Good Energy

Good morning friends! I’ve been a little busy as of late and I’ve put my blog on the back burner. I’m not here to apologize, I’m here to be honest with you. I LOVE that it hit 70 degrees two days in a row and that it’s still light out at 8 p.m. Clearly little things about spring make me really happy. Have a great day!

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Frizz is a Good Thing

So I’ve learned a lot about life just riding the elevator at work. It’s unbelievable what people will complain about. This morning a woman was all worked-up because her hair was frizzy. FRIZZY you guys. You know what that means?

If her hair is frizzy, it means there’s moisture in the air. When there’s moisture in the air, it means the temperature is above freezing. If the temperature is above freezing, it means SPRING IS HERE! I could kiss my computer screen I’m so happy. (Don’t worry, I’m too much of a germ freak to actually do that). Precipitation is falling and it’s not snow — what a beautiful thing! This lady’s hair has transitioned from five months of static to one day of frizz.

playing in a thunderstorm like five years ago

being hyper in a thunderstorm like five years ago

Welcome the frizz, sweetheart! It means warmer days ahead. It means we can just about whip out our polka-dot rain boots and wrinkly lemon-yellow raincoats.

For Lent this year I’m doing all sorts of self-developmental things for myself which I won’t bore you with. I am, however, making a concious effort to filter and rein in my complaints and negativity. It’s really hard, but it’s definitely helping me become a happier and more grateful person, which I love. Now I’m very self-aware of other peoples’ complaints. I can sense negativity everywhere now and it makes me wonder what the heck is wrong with people. Relax!

So for once, frizz is a good thing. And I welcome it.