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Another day, another Monday.

I don’t know about the rest of you living above the Mason-Dixon line, but I’m just treading water these days, waiting for spring to arrive.  This time of year I feel like a kid in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  I know it’s coming; but I’m not entirely sure when.  Every once in a while I catch a glimpse of the magic that is to come, but the waiting seems interminable.

I think my kids feel the same way.  Yesterday my daughters were determined to wear their new spring dresses to church.  The weather forecast promised that the temperature would reach 60 by the end of the day, but what we didn’t take into account was the March in-like-a-lion wind chill factor.  They happily donned their sundresses with their little white sweaters over top, but once we stepped outside, they realized they would need an extra layer of warmth.  So they arrived at church wearing spring dresses and white sweaters under winter parkas.  Because one is never too young to make a fashion statement.

The temperature never did reach 60, at least not in our windy development, but that didn’t stop the kids from playing outside all afternoon.  So I guess I can’t complain about that.

And lest you think this entire post is going to bemoan the weather, on Saturday I met my best college buddy/matron of honor/BFF for a day of shopping.  This day had been planned for weeks, but last week my husband realized we had a scheduling conflict.  That is a diplomatic way of saying that my husband had an event that was not on the family calendar, but he felt it should take precedence over MY well-documented event.

Because I am low-maintenance, and really, what woman wants to get away for a day of lunch and shopping with a girlfriend anyway, ahem, I agreed to postpone our trip in favor of his VERY IMPORTANT MEETING. When I let d know that we would have to reschedule, she was understanding but said that she thought she would go anyway; she needed some time to herself.

Fast forward to Saturday morning, and my husband decided that his oh-so-important meeting might not be so unmissable after all.  Aren’t women supposed to be the fickle ones? Too excited about reinstating my plans to hold a grudge, I jumped out of bed, ran downstairs to the phone, and quickly dialed d’s phone number.  In a matter of minutes we had established a meeting place and time and I was brewing a fresh pot of coffee and humming a little tune.

A day off was just what the doctor ordered.  The two hours alone in the car was a treat in and of itself.  I brought my camera and totally meant to take pictures, but of course the camera sat neglected in the bottom of my new spring handbag (looks familiar, doesn’t it??) while we chatted and shopped and ate and chatted and drank (Coke — what did you THINK!?) and chatted some more.

Since I have no photographic evidence of our day out, imagine these 2 college students 16 years older, 6 kids and 2 minivans later, and we aren’t going to mention how many pounds heavier, with their hands full of shopping bags, and you pretty much have a picture!

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Hey, today I’m over at Chic Critique yakking about The Solution.

And my friend Sarah is giving away a $15 Amazon gift card over at her blog for the Ultimate Blog Party.

Happy Monday!

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15 thoughts on “Another day, another Monday.

  1. Glad you ended up with the hard-earned chance to go out and play. I can SO relate to the calendar episode–sounds all too familiar–AND the pining for spring. We had to instate an over-40 degree rule for wearing shorts or tank tops at our house. Crazy!

  2. It’s nice you got to go, because it was “unexpected” all of a sudden!

    I know what you mean about the car ride…I appreciate even time alone in the bathroom (though the knocking on the door wrecks it, ha ha).

    I must say I’ve been very bad about reading blogs lately and haven’t been over here – I LOVE your new design! It looks terrific. I’m going to have to get off my duff and have you do mine sometime, but I’ve just not been much for blogging after November’s NaBloPoMo. I think I blogged myself out.

    Have a terrific day!

  3. Oh, and you can come visit me. We’ve been running the air because it’s been in the upper 80s! I remember when I was a kid, we lived in Nebraska for a while – going to church in my spring dress with high heels on in the snow.

    Good times. 😉

  4. oo I am with you on the Spring weather.. however I am below the Mason Dixon line and it was COLD this weekend! brrr

  5. I actually feel like spring is here. I’ve got flowers blooming, my husband started doing yard work and the kids have been playing outside for a couple weeks now.

    But then again, I do NOT like when the weather is over 80 degrees.

    I’m glad you got to have some time with your friend!

  6. Well, I live pretty far north, but we’ve had a few warm days here. Friday it was 74. Today it might have been in the 60’s but very windy. I do however have crocuses and daffodils blooming. And I’ve been working on clearing all the dead stuff out of my flower beds. I’m ready for consistently warm weather, though. But just when I get it then it’ll start to be ridiculously HOT!

  7. Sorry I have not commented in awhile…spring break to visit my parents.

    Love the new design, so chic!

    I am headed to a girls night out with my college roomie tomorrow night. Really looking forward to it!

    Have a great week.

  8. Doesn’t it make it that much better, though, that you got to go after all! I love the mental picture- very Carrie Bradshaw-ish in my mind.
    And you gotta love a college flashback picture. Nothing that a little bang tease and hairspray couldn’t handle.

  9. A trip like that sounds like heaven. I really, really need a break like that.

    It’s crazy spring here too. We did get to about 60 on Friday and Saturday and then Sunday we had a winter storm warning that blew through and dumped a bunch of snow.

  10. Here in RI we are also anxious for spring to come!! I want my kids outside so I can think again, and my windows open, and to be able to leave my house without a coat, and to free my toes from heavy socks and shoes!! I could go on but I’m sure you understand. 🙂 And yippee for a day out with a good friend! I need one of those.

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