Posted in March 2013

cut

cut

Let me just put it out there, unapologetically: I have beautiful hair. I always have. It is thick and full and healthy. Great shine, awesome chocolate brown color. True story: In high school, I secretly thought I could be a Pantene hair model. Yep. My hair is that good. The fly in the ointment is … Continue reading

tulips, take two

tulips, take two

A new week means new tulips for moi. As long as things are crazy and stressful at work, I will have tulips on my desk. It’s just necessary right now. There’s just something calming and joyful about flowers, particularly tulips. This week’s bunch appeared to be a lively purple, but this morning, when I got … Continue reading

it’s march beardness, baby!

it’s march beardness, baby!

I love beards. I think they are crazy sexy cool.¬† All of the boys in my family¬† have beards: Look at the bevy of bearded men: my dashing father, my brother-in-law, and both of my brothers. My little bro looks fairly clean-shaven in this photo, but here’s a more recent shot of him: Isn’t he … Continue reading

windy

windy

It doesn’t feel very springy here, despite what the calendar says. The wind was so cold today, it took my breath away when I was walking to my car. But I’m not complaining. I love winter. I hope it stays cold for another two months. Summer is overrated.

is it spring yet?

is it spring yet?

Not in Iowa. We still have snow on the ground and a north wind that will absolutely take your breath away. Nothing a quick stop at Tar-jay can’t fix. These are sitting on my desk at work and I can’t even tell you how much joy they bring me. As long I can get my … Continue reading

a chippie sighting!

The last few days have been a feeding frenzy. We have multiple feeders and no one else nearby has feeders, so we attract quite a crowd. But today was an exciting day. We had our first chippie sighting!! Our resident chipmunk, Alfie, hibernates all winter. And each spring, I watch and wonder if he made … Continue reading

sick day

sick day

I stayed home from work today thanks to the one-two punch of bronchitis* and a sinus infection. Figured I would lay low and let the meds do their thing. But we all know medication and ginger ale can only do so much. My real secret weapon is this: The boogies stuck right by me all … Continue reading

snow and snuggles

It’s cold and blowy and snowy outside. And I’m sick. So this is the plan for tonight: Thankfully, Genevieve has graciously agreed to keep me warm until bedtime. Such an agreeable girl.

signs of spring

We got a few inches of snow overnight, and spring seems eons away. But I’m keeping these beauties on my desk as a lovely reminder. As long as I have flowers, winter can stick around for awhile…