Tuesday, March 15, 2011

getting close!

So the time time change is still putting me through the ringer. Feels like I am a few steps behind where I should be by this time of day! It was glorious to look out the window at 7:30 last night and it wasn't pitch black. Now if only my body clock would catch up we would be great!!!

It isn't until the time change that I can really get into the fact that spring is coming soon. Growing up in California by this time of the year you would have random days with temps anywhere from 70-80 degrees and maybe a cool one thrown in there somewhere. However after living in Chicago a few years, I have accepted the fact that a heavy winter coat is needed, if not mandatory, til at least the end of March. The high Sunday was 35. Le sigh.

So now the time change has occurred and Mother Nature can't keep this up for all that much longer! We have a good couple weeks yet til an exposed limb will make a break for it. But let me tell you it feels soooo good to have made it this far!!!  And I know days like this (see below!) will be closer than they were just a few weeks ago! Let the countdown begin!!!

Our Balcony Spring/Summer 2010 - to be replicated SOON! {photo by me}

How ready are you??? I am beyond! Starting to plan a few summer getaways and looking into a big Europe trip...plus about a million bike rides - Can't wait!

22 comments:

  1. I am ready for Spring too! Yes, Spring means that I am usually miserable because of allergies, but I cannot wait to be outside and walk around the city and visit my favorite places. I am excited for you and a possible trip to Europe, that would be awesome.

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  2. Oh a European trip sounds fab! and you balcony looks amazing!
    Amber's Notebook

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  3. As noted by my pics I posted today, I am in some serious need of self tanner before any more appendages see the light of day! I am pale, pale, pale!

    But, I do love the fact that it is lighter longer. I can't wait until it's warm enough to sit out on the deck, surrounded by flowers and a cool drink. Your patio looks awesome and it makes me long even more for warm temperatures!

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  4. le sigh indeed..spring needs to come soon. i LOVE that it is lighter out longer tho. xoxo jcd :: stop by i am hosting a custom print giveaway cornflake dreams

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  5. I would love to go on trip, but grad school is not going to allow that this year! Oh well- I'm so excited for spring, and summer in Chicago is better than almost anywhere in the world!

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  6. I agree that this time change is kicking my tushie.

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  7. This picture and thinking of bike rides just made me even more psyched for Spring!!! Your balcony looks so cozy! I want to be on it right now sipping that drink.

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  8. I'm so with you....my body clock is effed! Hard to fall asleep and even harder to wake up...we will be adjusted soon enough! I LOVE the pic from your balcony....it looks like it came out of a magazine!

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  9. I soo cannot wait to weard dresses without sweaters!

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  10. This is a very inspiring picture...i likey! Good luck with all your fun plans! :)

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  11. That picture is lovely and I CANNOT wait for such a thing! I am so sick of my puffy coat. So.Sick.Of.IT.

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  12. I'm with you- my body is messed up, but nothing makes me happier than sunshine past 6pm!

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  13. the time change is making me want to gouge my eyes out.

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  14. Um, I love your balcony! How amazing when the weather is nice!

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  15. I'm SO ready for warmer weather and sunny days and sandals! I cannot wait. The picture of your balcony is gorgeous! It looks so serene.

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  16. so so so so ready for warm weather. BRING it.

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  17. I am BEYOND ready! This was the worst and longest winter ever. Bring it on summer :)

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  18. PS. I am inviting myself over for drinks on your balcony :)

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  19. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME ON MY BALCONY!!!!!!!!! I'll provide snack and DRINKS - you get to CHICAGO!!!! :) (I mean how fun would it be?!)

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  20. Your balcony is gorgeous -- I love it! And I also am so ready for spring. I need some warm, sunny days so I can wear all of my fun new sundresses!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm a new follower and love the blog! Can't wait to read your posts!

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