Dear Spring

Lifestyle/Personal

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Dear Spring,

I’ve been waiting impatiently for you, you great big tease. I’ve missed the sunshine, the warm rain hitting my window as I sleep, the birds singing, the grass turning green, the trees filled with luscious leaves, flowers poking their heads out of the damp dark ground, I’ve missed it all. Most of all I’ve missed feeling alive. This dark world filled with snow and ice has been such a drag and I’ve been miserably sad! But now that you’re back I can smile again. Along with great weather and beautiful flowers you bring a hopeful feeling that something great is on the way. Change is coming and life is about to begin. So, here’s to YOU and here’s to warm days filled with sweet sunshine, to reading outside, to long walks in the city and picnics in the park, to growth and change, and everything we’ve been missing.

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“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. MilneWhen We Were Very Young

Goodbye Winter, you’ve been a beautiful annoying bitch season indeed.

I can’t say that I’ll miss you, so good luck, good bye, AND good DAY!

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo

Rain Rain, Go Away

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

The bf planned a few days in Niagara this weekend to celebrate my birthday early.

We started the drive off with some good tunes. It’s hard to cruise in your CRUZE when you need to wait 30 minutes for a train to end – thank goodness it was beautiful out. When we got to Niagara, we almost got stuck in an elevator, and upon trying to enter Fallsview Casino to make a dinner reservation at Ponte Vecchio – we realized that the bf’s ID expired (what a nut he is! 😉 ). To top it off, we checked the weather forecast and saw nothing but rain and cold, rain and cold – YAY!

See, so ugly out there ...

Instead of After freaking out and feeling frustrated about our weekend, we decided to make the best of it. So, we woke up Saturday morning with a positive attitude, got dressed, and trekked outside in the wind and rain – of course we had to stop at the souvenir shop to buy an umbrella and a heavy sweater for me. After that we walked over to the arcade and spent about three hours acting like fifteen-year-olds and playing skee ball. It was probably the best three hours of the trip, not just because I completely kicked the bf’s ass in skee ball, but because we got to feel like little kids again.

We ended up giving our tickets (all 700 of them) to a family with two young boys - the look on their faces was priceless. Hi family, hope you got some great prizes!! 🙂

We ended our Saturday hanging out with a few friends that came up for the night. I couldn’t have asked for a better very-early-brithday celebration. Thanks bf and friends!

Life NEVER goes as planned and if you’re like me, you still get frustrated when it doesn’t.

BUT as long as you’re with great people nothing else should matter,

not the weather, not an expired ID, and certainly not crappy food at a restaurant.

Love Always 
Vanessa Xo