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Not sure why it is, maybe it’s the changing season, but my life feels as though it has been in a great state of flux lately. I feel restless, like something is coming. The urge for me to do something wild and different is so strong and the call is hard to ignore. We flirted with the idea of moving into a bigger house recently and went through the whole process of pre-approval, getting an agent, etc, only to change our minds because of the lack of good homes on the market. So moving isn’t going to be the thing that settles me down. Now I’m focusing on myself and my health.
This week I’m going to tour a fitness facility near my house. One of my friends goes there and she’s been trying to get me to go for a while. Since going on anti-depressants I’ve put on some weight and it has me a bit freaked out because nothing fits. I’ve got to change that! In addition to trying to get into better shape, I’m going to do something CRAZY (for me!) with my hair.
Have you seen the trend of women dyeing their hair silvery purple or platinum? Well that is what I am going to do!! I’m very excited about it. My hair has been going gray for the last few years and I really didn’t want to cover it up. My grandfather had the most beautiful snow white hair and I was hoping that mine would do that, too. What happening with it right now though is, it’s so light at the roots that it looks like I have no hair when I pull it back!! So I’m going to embrace my silvery dreams and color my hair. It’s only hair, if I don’t like it, I can change it or cut it. It will grow back. :)
My youngest turned 13 last month and it was so much fun. He asked for cupcakes that looked like burgers so I was happy to oblige. Anything that doesn’t require me to do something artistic with the frosting on the cake is perfect for me! LOL They turned out pretty well, too. You just take a yellow cake mix and bake cupcakes. You make a batch of brownies. Let everything cool. Then, you cut the cupcakes in half and place a 2″ circle-cut brownie inside. Top with red, yellow, and green frosting to look like ketchup, mustard, and lettuce and then put the cake top back on. Voilá! Cupcake burger! I will say that they were mostly a hit but for me, the brownie was a bit much. I think I would have enjoyed it more had the “burger” been devils food cake instead. We got the recipe off Pinterest somewhere, I can’t take credit for it. They did turn out really cute though.
I love Springtime. Everything looks so bright and happy and new outside. All the trees have buds on them now and flowers are beginning to bloom. A couple of weeks ago when I went grocery shopping, our store had the most beautiful potted plants for sale. You cannot imagine my excitement when I looked at the tag and they were ranunculus! There have been so many things I’ve pinned on Pinterest that had ranunculus in them but we never had any for sale around here. I about fell over when I saw them and immediately put two in my cart. They produce the most beautiful blooms!! So many layers of soft, fluffy goodness. Today and tomorrow we’re supposed to get some thunderstorms and I am really looking forward to that. There’s nothing more relaxing than a gentle rain and some rolling thunder.
Hope all is well in your world!
Yay! It took almost all winter to get here but we finally got a substantial snow here in NC. Oh, snow had flirted with us a couple of times but this snow was the one we had been waiting for. You know the kind I’m talking about, where the whole world is muffled due to the thick fluffy cover of snowflakes. So beautiful! My youngest son and I went out that morning and walked down to the lake (cough, cough, really a big pond) that is near our house. Gosh, it was really gorgeous down there. There wasn’t anyone else out so we had the whole view to ourselves and it was blissful.
What else is going on ’round here? Well, let’s see. I have been working on an afghan for my youngest son for the last couple of weeks and have really been enjoying it. I was inspired by this post at Stix on the Beach and got to work on my own version of the crochet style she was using. It’s so relaxing to sit and crochet row after row of pretty colors and I find myself putting off other (important!) things to crochet instead. This is the blanket I’m working on for my son, just simple rows of single crochet.
Oh, and here is a picture of my favorite breakfast in the whole world right now, sunny-side-up egg and home-made hash browns. Cooking is not my strong suit but I have really mastered cooking the perfect egg, hash browns, and biscuits. If you’re interested I can share my recipes in another post soon. These hash browns are SO GOOD!!
This past weekend I got to stretch my photographer legs a little bit and take pictures of a friend of mine and her baby. It has been so long since I did it professionally but boy was it fun! We got some really adorable photos and she’s a really happy little thing, too. Here is one of my faves that we captured. Isn’t she adorable?!
Well, I hope all has been wonderful in your world lately and that Spring is just around the corner for all of us! I think we’re all ready for some warm temps and sunshine now!