spring has (not) sprung

This morning I woke up and as I looked out the window, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I saw this:


It’s late April for Pete’s sake! 

I left for work really early today because I’m taking a half day on Wednesday to get some things done, including applying for a marriage license and picking up my wedding dress.  Exciting!  Things are really coming together.

Anyways…I left early so that I could get to the office early so i can just flex my time this week without worrying about losing any of my precious PTO that I need to take the time off for the wedding.  I left at 7:20 and everyone was driving like it was the first snow.

I got to work only 25 minutes early.  Oh well. 

After the 80 degree day last Sunday I really thought spring was here to stay.  Although as long as it’s not snowing on May 7 everything will be fine.

Has spring sprung where you are?

berry break

This morning I decided that I wanted to wear a skirt or dress to work because the forecast was calling for spring.  Well, I made the not insignificant error of wearing a never-before-worn skirt to work today.  When I was getting ready this morning it looked great but as the morning has crept on my hemline seems to keep creeping up.  This happens every tme I wear a skirt to work!  I think I give up.  No more skirts without tights or leggings.  Thank goodness I have a cardigan to drape over my legs while I’m sitting at my desk!  Oh well, you live and learn.

Today is so nice again.  I just ran to the bank at the start of my lunch break and it was 63 and sunny.  I know that it’s old lady-like of me to talk about the weather but this weather is worth talking about.

I’m now enjoying a lovely combination of yogurt and fresh blackberries.  A perfect warm weather combo.


After work today I have my second meeting with Events by iCandy, a fabulous local rental company that we’re using for the wedding.  I’m going to pick out some apothecary jars for our candy bar and maybe some silk flowers for our flower girls.  I can’t wait to go back there, their showroom is amazing and packed with beautiful things!

If it’s still nice out after the meeting I’m going to try to go on a short run.  And then pack.  I mean it today.

What’s the biggest fashion mistake you’ve made at work?

change of plans

When I left the office today my phone told me that it was 56 degrees out, 56!  In Michigan, in March, that is the most amazing feeling and as a bonus the sun was shining bright.  I love the first days of spring, they are so promising and people tend to really appreciate the simple pleasure of not being cold and the whole just starts to wake up.

Well, all of that sun made me sleepy as I was driving home to pick up my yoga gear and I laid down for a quick cat nap… then I woke up too late to go to yoga, oopsy.  Todd and I decided to make the best of the unplanned time together and went to Reds on the River in Rockford for dinner.  We made a meal out of appetizers (baked goat cheese and chicken emapanadas), soup and this:


Cranberry-walnut bread, wow.  It provides the perfect amount of sweet but is definitively not a dessert bread like banana or pumpkin bread.  I ate all four slices, sorry Todd!  I’ll have to find a recipe so I can make this at home.


We’re back home and watching Top Chef: All Stars.  I’ve loved Top Chef since the first season and wish I could produce dishes like they do!  I love watching the creative process and I’d love to try each and every one of their dishes.  Actually, Todd and I had the chance to last May when the Top Chef tour came to Grand Rapids and yes, every bite was delicious.  I hope they come back again this year.


I need to start packing my suitcase tonight too.  I’m flying to Chattanooga this Saturday for my friend Jen’s wedding.  I’m so excited to celebrate her marriage to her fiance Evan and spend time with some good friends, especially my friend Sarah who lives far, far away in New York City now.  Todd can’t make it to the wedding and Sarah’s husband can’t either so we’re looking forward to a girls’ weekend together.  I can’t wait to celebrate your big day, Jen!


What are your big plans for this weekend?