more often than not, my sister and i zoom along on wave lengths so similar, it scares the socks right off of me (if i was wearing any, that is). today, i spent a few hours outside. first, the red roadster was pulled out of its place in the closet and the little man and i took a long walk to the park. we followed this up with a blanket in the backyard, where he entertained himself by running a check of the perimeter fencing; sitting on my back; and posing for a string of selfies. it was glorious. he and i soaked up that vitamin D like the pale cheeked / crock pot fed / sweater wearing / hibernating folk we had become. and so i was all ready to come inside and gush about the wonderfulness that has been Durham weather these past few days.
if you want to write a post about your splendidly wonderful weather, you can't read someone else's post first; you'll end up copying it, in some way, shape, or form, no matter how hard you try not to. so i didn't...at first. and when i did, i realized we weren't ex-actly on the same wave length: she was exclaiming over weather TO COME; i'm brimming over about the weather that IS. but when i sneakily read her post halfway through writing mine--and i noticed her list--i simply had to have one of my own (think of it as copying, in one shape, way, or form ;).
+ i have a pool and a grill. that's summer right there folks. i plan on spending many afternoons poolside with my book, my guy, + lots of sunscreen!
+ hurrah for 4-day weekends! drew has one of these almost every month (the perk of 4-day work weeks) and our plan is to get away for a few of them. the first one's only two weeks away and we haven't finalized a destination yet. suggestions?
+ not only are we flying to Ft. Myers in April, but it's the weekend of my birthday and we're visiting one of my very best friends!!! i can't imagine a better way to celebrate!
+ a possible trip out to Chicago for my sister's bridal shower; zipping over to Asheville for a baptism (where i become a Godmother!); throwing a bridal shower in June; a vacation in the Outer Banks; a week-long wedding extravaganza in August; and moving out of our apartment into (hopefully) a HOUSE and a completely different part of town at the end of the summer...hurray to a crazy, action-packed summer!