so i woke up today feeling icky. runny nose, scratchy throat… it’s so not fun. i think all of my adventures have finally caught up with me. hooray! so today i’m going to take some medicine and relax. it’s kind of fun the first day being sick…you can relax and rest and you have an excuse! but after that, i’m over it. happy first day of spring to me!
it’s still snowy outside here in wisconsin. theres still 6 foot high snow drifts in my friends yards and right now it’s 9 degrees out. and i THINK it’s supposed to snow again tomorrow. on days like this, i like to dream about how wonderful spring and summer are going to be. i’m hoping for bike rides, pool parties, zoo trips, picnics…oh there is so much to do once the snow melts! but for now, i’m going to sit here and look at some photos of a place that IS warm: mississippi. i had so much fun down south last week. so many hugs from my niece, coffee with my parents, chats with friends…it was the perfect escape from the snowy north.
so i’m back from my travels. there’s nothing like going away for some days, and there’s nothing in the world like coming home. i’m trying to figure out life now without a job to go to and what it means to live life out of a new space. i feel like there are so many wonderful projects to do around here, and i cant wait to share some with you…
oh…sometimes i just love saturdays. they’re fun arent they? today was one of those wonderful days full of jam making, makeup shopping, a LOT of cooking, and a nice, beautiful coming of age movie. so, it’s been a good day. like, a really good day.
my friend Becca invited me over this mid-morning to make jam with her! it was so much fun. i love jam. and toast. and jam ON toast. needless to say i dont keep bread in the house…i would just sit around, reading books, eating jam on toast all. day. long. it’s addicting.
i love this window…it’s perfect.
also, meet gus. he’s the cutest.
blackberry jam, yall.
well, i hope you had just as good of a day as i have! i’m heading down to mississippi next week, so i’m taking a little bit of time away from the ole blog. but i’ll be back soon, with loads of fun things to share!!
okay. i’m about to be really open and honest about my feelings. are you ready? are you sure??? here goes… i am SO tired of the winter. i’m tired of being cooped up in our house. i’m tired of dreary days. i’m tired of snow. i’m tired of the sun setting at 4 p.m. i’m tired of the cold. i think there comes a time every winter that i long for sunny, hot, long days. today is one of those days. winter has been here long enough and it can go away now!
i’m finished with my complaining now. i hope that you enjoyed it!! in an effort to see some sunshine, i just looked through some photos i took of our trip to Hawaii two years ago! We went with our families as kind of a post wedding getaway for all of us. and it was much needed! but i didnt get a lot of photos (unfortunately). we’ll be going back again, so i did not think it was THAT big of a deal…but now i wish that i had taken my camera with me on every adventure!
i did happen to capture a couple of photos, so that’s nice i guess.
if you’re ever in Kona, you NEED to go to the Fish Hopper. Yum… David and I went for my birthday date (yes… i spent my birthday in hawaii!).
i hope you enjoyed this little hawaiian tour. it’s nice to look back at warmer times and know that they are coming again. here’s to springtime being right around that corner…
i have to be honest… i had some wonderful ideas of a fun post today, but i have a terrible headache and i ‘m tired because i had to wake up at 4:45 this morning to go to work, and all i really want to do is go someplace warm and get out of the cold. i’m tired of the cold. but i know that in 6 months i’m going to be tired of the heat. so, there’s that. so to make your day more happy, here’s a picture i took of a street musician in New Orleans.
have a good friday y’all!
p.s. the pigeon in the photo makes me so happy…