I've made it...

To another weekend at least. The past month of my life has been a total blurr. I knew my new job would kick my butt, I just never knew how hard or what it would fell like to pull these kind of hours. I have never worked this long or hard or been in a total state of confusion like I have these past few weeks.

Man, I'm tired.

I was ready to throw in the towel more times than I can even count. My calls to Josh were totally fruitless. He had no sympathy being oceans and timezones far away. But I've made it this far and am going to keep on keeping on. Eventually my life will return to some sort of order, or else I just don't know what I will do with myself.

I've never been days/weeks behind on emails-gchat? I don't think I've done that in months. My emailing is done at redlights at best. Communication by traffic signal, it's truly survival.

I told my former boss, the paycheck is greener, but the grass is not. Maybe it's starting to turn a corner ( I'm hoping at least). I do know it's going to get worse before it gets better, but at least I have a trip to Greece in the mean time to look forward to.

Sitting on my porch with a glass of vino tonight helped, plus I have a few hours before I hit the hay to start planning out my garden this year.

I will be starting late because of our trip to Greece. A pansy or two or four survived the winter. So I will enjoy them and refresh my soil before planting my summer plants.

Whoever thought a highlight of my life would involve compost?

Ahh, organic vegetable gardening, my favorite class in college and now my favorite pastime.
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April Showers

Bring May Flowers

The birds are chirping out side my window and the cherry blossoms are in bloom!  Spring has sprung and now it's time to shift our wardrobes to bright fun colors.  Some of the outfits I have picked to celebrate the season have been inspired from Talbot's Spring Line!

I paired the Aubrey Sweater pictured above with the Geranium picnic skirt below - throw on my new nude peep toe pumps with a little bow and I am welcoming spring with open arms!

This beautiful peachy pink dress, I already wore when I was in Georgia a few weeks ago, and have plans for it to be my Easter dress and to wear it to a few upcoming showers and parties!

I just love everything Talbot's has to offer this spring.  I hope my friends in the area can join me next Thursday, April 14 at the Tysons Corner location for a fun spring event I'm hosting-please send me an email if you would like to come!!

I've been eyeing this look as well-perfect dressed up...
or down...what have you been looking to add to your wardrobe this spring?


All in a Weeks Time

It was just last week that I was reflecting on how my life was turning out just how I had wanted it to be.
Married to the most amazing guy - check
Moving and Groovin on a great career path - check
Packed social calendar-check

On Tuesday I was lunching with my bestie Lacey at Nordstroms, were we were talking about the amazing career opportunities that had come our ways in the past few months (I'm starting an amazing new job in Mid-April), decorating our homes, and the Spring Fashion Event I'm hosting at Talbots on April, 14th (save the date my DC and NOVA Friends)!

Later that night I lead a Junior League Project, which was beyond fun.  My Tuesday nights are always a rewarding experience if not the highlight of my week hosting a reading club with adults with mental disabilities.  The joy I'm able to share with these guys is beyond anything that I could even begin to explain.

Wednesday another busy day at the office followed by an incredible Hot Yoga session which is my new obsession.

 Thursday a wonderful reception for Josh's high school at the Old Ebbitt Grill across the street from the White House.  I had a blast meeting some of his classmates and an even considering transferring to the Junior League of Northern Virginia, I know all my DC leaguer's are shuttering at the thought.  As we were headed to get our car from valet, we randomly ran into good friends from Florida.  I finally felt a little connected in the Big City, small town that is DC. 

Although DC is beginning to feel more like home and as I feel more connected here, I loose more and more of my connection to Florida everyday, which is a little heartbreaking for me.

As my career grows it means I grow...older...and so do my parents.  It's a struggle to feel disconnected from them when I want to be there as they face health obstacles that seem to develop from nowhere.  I'm ready for the well worn path to and from the Mayo Clinic and Florida South from my parents front door to be the path less taken.

Another Tuesday, another lunch at Nordstroms, another chance to solve life's problems and maybe get a new spring outfit...