This thing is mine. I love the patriotism of the wood, the red, white and blue, and the hearts & stars.
It’s just perfect for Memorial Day. And Flag Day. And Fourth of July. And pretty much every holiday from here through August.
Somehow it finds a way to the closet not long after each of those holidays has passed, so I’ve moved it to a place where no one will put it in the closet but me, when the time has come.
He might not know it yet because he doesn’t often use the front door, but my wreath has found a home at my boyfriend’s house.
I’m such a sucker for this park near my house, and one of my favorite things (I know, I have a lot of those…) is to go there for breakfast or lunch, sit outside with the people who have dogs, and then go for a walk around the park. On Sunday we skipped church and had a leisurely day outside.
Every time I go to the park I see something different. The landscaping and inhabitants seem to change in between my visits.
Interesting people come to this park — I’ve seen medieval style duels with wooden weapons, a clan of bagpipe players that frequent the amphitheater in the summer, people taking wedding photos or quinceanera photos, and this time, a group dressed in some sort of native American garb?, dancing and pounding drums. We could hear the drums from the other side of the park. I thought for sure it was the renaissance faire group. I was wrong.
These are some of the photos I took this last weekend on my cell phone:
Starting to look like spring!
What kind of bird is that? We saw a few of them around, but only in singles.
Pink petals flying through the breeze, landing on this pathway.
The trees where the airborne petals originated, and the background on my cell phone this week. I get impatient and change the backgrounds frequently.
If you look closely, you can see the lake.
Sitting inside at the restaurant. I didn’t even know that they had an inside section!
Whew! Glad that week is over but I had an amazing time and enjoyed singing with new people!
Since every day is like Valentine’s Day (cheesy, yes, but true!) and because I’m weird and don’t really want to do V-day any way… Last night was perfect.
It was pajama pants and slippers, cod, Mac n cheese, wine from the cellar (by cellar I mean the cardboard box in the closet under the stairs, lest you think I’m classy) great conversations, and Bones and New Girl. The perfect night!
My man got my favorite sweet, chocolate covered pretzels, and picked me up a muffin for breakfast 🙂 He’s the best.
And I used the faux holiday as an excuse to gift — I made a hardcover Shutterfly book of our trip to Japan! It came out gorgeous, and I love the way the pics on the cover and backcover look. Super happy about that! I think he liked it!
Tonight I return to the gym. My self esteem requires it.
These are the biggest asparagus I’ve seen. Holy steroids, Batman!
Is it strange that Girl Scout cookies basically have their own season? And one that everyone pays attention to, even more than spring or summer or fall?
It’s impossible to escape. Life goes on as normal but everywhere you go there are adorable little girls yelling their sales pitch from every street corner and the entrance to every Trader Joe’s.
How do you say no to such cute little expectant faces?
You can’t. At least not the first time.
But once those cookies are in the freezer and you’ve safely eaten a few, it’s a little easier to say ‘no, thank you.’
As much as I want to support every single Girl Scout troop in every city I frequent, it’s just not possible. So this year I will limit myself to just a couple boxes, and try not to eat an entire sleeve of Thin Mints in one sitting while I watch Vampire Diaries. It’ll be hard, I know. I’m sure you feel my pain.
As a kid, the Thin Mints were the best. Hands down. No contest.
But tastes change, and now I’ve gotta say, the Samoas are the best.Even though they are probably the most unhealthy for you (I didn’t just make that up – I read it here.)
So I’ll try to eat the cookies mindfully, knowing I’m supporting a good cause, and my sweet tooth. I might have to hide a couple boxes somewhere for myself to discover in 6 months when I’ve forgotten all about them 🙂
Have your favorite cookies stayed the same? It can’t just be me who’s discovered new tastes..
Here at RubySongbird, we love a good celebration.
Big welcome to all the water-dragon babies coming into this world and wishing everyone a happy and successful 2012!
Clearly this year of the dragon means more House Targaryen in Game of Thrones! And I will FINALLY finish the last book. For sure, this time. Because my other books are starting to feel neglected.