Dress: Anthropologie Easy As Pie Dress - Size 8
Sweater: The Limited - Size M
Booties: Blowfish Blyth Booties - Size 8.5
"Where we live Spring comes early. Trees in bloom when the northern country is covered in snow. A windy fitful day in Winter...The climate now is cling to splinters. We hold hands while we work and play and hope tomorrow is a sunny day." - The Weepies
Due to the unseasonably warm temperatures we've been experiencing in my small town lately, some of the trees have decided it's Spring already and are in full bloom. This one particular tree located on the main drag downtown has really outdone itself. I couldn't resist getting some photos with it. Jerry even snipped a branch off and put it in a vase in the apartment. I'm really glad we were able to catch this tree in all it's glory. It has turned really cold today (the wind is un-freaking-believable) and am afraid the blooms might not last through the night. :-(
The weather may have turned cooler, but my life seems to be heating up. Today was one of the best days ever. Hurray, for a good day! I made sure I took time out in the middle of it to really soak it in and appreciate it. Every time something good would happen today I would break out into that song SpongeBob sings, "Best Day Ever..." Jerry would just shake his head and laugh. I know this blog can get gloomy at times, so please, dear readers, allow me to share the details of my wonderful day.
I woke up completely pain and anxiety free, took a shower, and got ready for the day. My hair did exactly what I wanted it to do for a change, the zit I've had for the past few days had finally gone away, and I picked out my outfit in less than a minute. I put on my new earrings Jerry got me as a early Valentine's Day present from Tree and Kimble, and out the door we went to look at a house in the country. Now, you should know that our ideal house has always been an older house in the country. We've talked about this since day one of our relationship. However, houses like that are scarcer than hen's teeth (yeah, the country's coming out now). Especially ones that don't require a lot of work. So, imagine my excitement when, earlier in the week, my sister texted me about a cute house she saw in the country for sale. Jerry and I drove out immediately after work to look at it. The yard was a mess, but the house itself was gorgeous - a little cape cod style cottage with copper gutters and a big front porch! We didn't hesitate to call the number on the sign and schedule an appointment to look inside.
We pulled up into the driveway this morning and a very nice older gentlemen greeted us. He started to show us around the grounds. Yes, this place has grounds - 1.7 acres to be exact. He and Jerry decided they wanted to walk the grounds. I told the boys to have fun with that, but I was going to go inside and have a look. As soon as I walked in, I got "the feeling." I knew this house was the one. My heart started beating faster in anticipation of each room, and as I made my way through the house, I got giddier and giddier. I know I must have look like a damn fool walking around with that stupid ass grin on my face. The inside of the house has been completely updated, but old details that give it a vintage charm still remain - original doorknobs, stove pipe plate covers, and cedar lined closets to name a few. It has a new roof and windows. There are still a few things that need to be done, like putting in a shower upstairs, but for the most part, it's finished. The gentleman selling the house grew up in it, so he told us all kinds of history about the house and his family. So cool! Jerry loved it just as much as me, and we decided to make an offer! Now, we're just waiting to hear back. I really hope we can get it!
What else could have happened to make this day even better you might ask? Well, a trip to Anthropologie, of course. I didn't expect to find much, because nothing has really caught my attention online lately. Boy, was I wrong. I got some really great pieces! Let's just say the budget has officially been spent for February. Oh, and reviews will be coming your way soon. After shopping, we had a delicious dinner and then made our way to Target to get some dish washing liquid. Yes, Target is the only store around these parts that sells Mrs. Meyer's products. God, I love that stuff. It smells so good! Anyway, while in Target I decided to see what the big deal was about this Jason Wu hoopla. I searched in vain around the women's clothing section. I couldn't see any evidence that it had ever existed. I wonder if it all sold out already or maybe this store never had it to begin with. Oh well, it wasn't really my style anyway, so I headed off to the home department where I became smitten with a set of 4 bird prints. Jerry said, "Those would look perfect in that house." Damn you, Jerry! At that point, I had to have them. I know, I know, I shouldn't be buying things for a house that's not even mine yet, but screw that, I was having the best day ever! Jerry went in 50/50 with me, so he totally redeemed himself for enabling me.
Wow, I'm typing up a storm, aren't I? It's midnight and am still high from my good day. I know everything could turn to shit tomorrow, but I'm going to ride this wave while it lasts. Besides, if a tree can bloom this beautifully in the middle of winter, anything is possible.
The Weepies - Hope Tomorrow