Friday, June 19, 2015
My Favorite May
I was born in the month of May, so I've kind of always had a soft spot for the month. It's in the Spring when all things begin to bloom and the earth that once was stark and cold develops a sweet personality once again. Everything feels possible in the Spring. The rain starts to fall and encourages young things to grow. I love the rain. I love springtime storms. I love the outdoors and feeling the springtime on my cheeks and smelling the sweet smells all over. I love keeping my windows open and letting the fresh air fill my little cottage. I have an over-sized wild cranberry bush right outside one of my windows and the smell is intoxicating. I have a family of blue birds that live in one of my trees. Growing up my mom used to tell us that blue birds were a sign of good luck. Before I moved here I had seen (maybe) 5 in my entire life. I have to admit that I believed whole-heartedly that these birds were good luck. I have had the best luck since I have seen them. Springtime is and always will be my favorite time of year. I always look forward to the Spring. Always. This particular year through me for a bit of a loop. Plans didn't work out as I thought. When the new year started I felt odd. I didn't feel like myself. I don't know if it was on purpose or if I was just in a funk. I had a hard time being me. I know that sounds really stupid, but, you guys, that's the best way I can explain it. Winter brings me down most years. However, I pressed on. I knew that I had a good team in my life and that things would even out. Enter: Springtime. Spring brings out the absolute best in me. I have my best ideas in the Spring. I work best in the Spring, Summer, and even Fall. But Spring is the catalyst of my effervescence. In March Jack and I started mulling over the idea of marriage (once again). For those of you who are long time readers of my blog you know that I have planned two weddings and neither of the weddings happened. Live and learn, right? This time Jack and I decided to elope. No attention. No hassle. No fuss. May I just tell you how incredible our day was? No stress, no feelings of nervousness, no cold feet. Bliss. Absolute bliss. Now, when I say elope I don't mean go to Vegas and find a chapel on the strip...although we did contemplate that idea. We invited our parents and siblings. And then we all went to breakfast. It was fun, it was easy and it was exactly what I wanted. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and hanging out with family. The next day we left for our honeymoon. It was a lovely vacation. No plans, no itinerary. We basically flew by the seat of our pants. It was wonderful. Discovering new things with your best friend is the best kind of adventure I can imagine. For those of you who don't know: Jack and I have dated for 5 years. Things work out in the most unexpected ways, but they work out. I love being married to Jack. He takes care of me and I take care of him. We are a team....and if you're playing against us in any type of game, I'm sorry for you. You will lose. That's just the way it is. Sorry bout it.