Oh my stars the weather here has been amazing! I literally just go stand outside a few times a day and hold my arms out like the sun might actually give me a hug. I don’t worry about what the neighbors will think as the drive past me standing in my driveway like a sun worshipper; they think we’re weird anyway. I stretch my arms out and close my eyes to just soak in the perfection, because I know that in a New York minute it will all be over and I’ll be sweltering for the next 5 months.
Spring is my favorite. When you step out the front door the day just greets you with cheerful excitement. Sunshine! Birds! Flowers!! And I’m not even an overly cheerful person, so it must be amazing for really happy people.
The change in weather means it’s time to switch the clothes around. I went through my closet and moved the cold weather clothes to the top where they won’t be easy to access. And the light, breathy clothing has taken up residence in the prime spot….right in front of me when I walk in to choose an outfit. There’s no reason for me to need the heavier items now. I get hot when it’s 60° outside. I won’t need a sweater again until at least November.
While my clothing needs are taken care of, I do need to find myself a new pair of sunglasses. My current pair is about 8 years old and showing signs of wear and tear. Actually, I have been searching for a new pair for the past couple of years. I am too picky about this, especially since I change everything else so frequently your head would spin. I switch purses at least every week, I like to wear different shoes each day, I try new hairstyles, new jewelry, I even got a new wedding band that I’ve been wearing for the past year just because I like a change….but my sunglasses I’ve been wearing since 2007. I don’t even understand myself sometimes.
I don’t want a cheap pair because they slip down and really aren’t pretty. I want pretty. But I also refuse to pay $300 for a pair of sunglasses. I mean, can that be right? Of course, if you divide up the average amount of time I will likely wear them that’s actually only $3.16/month. Hey, I like that math!
It will be a while before I have time to go sunglasses shopping again. We stay pretty busy in the spring. This coming weekend we have several weddings to attend, so we will be driving around from town to town for three days. It just occurred to me yesterday that I don’t have a wedding gift for any of these couples. I looked at their registries and nothing popped out at me so I guess it’s the old cash gift. People like cash….just go get yourself what you want. I may toss in a bottle of a favorite essential oil for my own enjoyment, maybe lavender or Stress Away. In fact, if you’re looking for a great gift idea for me, that’s pretty much what I’d want, a bottle of Young Living essential oil and some cash. There, now I’ve talked myself into the greatest wedding gift I can think of.
I read somewhere that a popular wedding gift is a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Say What?! Who spends that much money on a wedding gifts? Probably the same people buying $300 sunglasses. I’m more of a $25 in a money shaped envelope with a funny joke in it kind of person.
I’ll toss in a sunny day hug for good measure.
Have a great weekend!