A ridiculous amount of time has passed since I last wrote, so for that I apologize. And I make no promises for the future, as I see that those are often left unfulfilled. So, here I am, writing. I may or may not return within the next 6 months.
Anyway, spring is here! I heard on the radio today that the coldest day of our winter was January 24 at 8 below, and then 3 days later, the warmest day of our winter was on January 27 at 67. Typical Illinois weather. Anyway, I keep checking my weather widget at work and home, and the forecast remains in the 40s and 50s with sunny skies for the next week. I am not complaining.
Sunnier skies yet are just around the corner... in 3 weeks, I'm going to Arizona. My cousin, who is actually 2 years younger than me, is getting married (I'm always looking for a good excuse to fly out there) and so my mom and I are making a week of it. The weather there at this time of year is about 80 degrees and perfect. I can't wait.
It's a construction zone around here. Honestly, I don't think that our house can go 2 years without part of it being ripped apart and started anew. We have officially stripped the floor in our dining room, front entry way, steps, and living room. Underneath our carpet was actually an undiscovered old hard wood floor-- very neat. However, not nice enough, to refinish. SO, we are laying down new wood and will carpet the stairs and upstairs hallway. Last Sunday afternoon, we painted the dining room a whole new color. My dad has been faithfully sanding the steps every evening. Little by little, this house is being transformed into something different. TLC should just park right outside and air daily. It'd be great.
I should post pictures tonight, but I'm really tired and it seems like a lot of effort. Maybe next post. Now that the weather is getting nicer, I'd like to drag all nine of my nieces and nephews out of doors and get some cute pictures in daylight. I'll see what I can capture over this Easter weekend.
Well, it's a wrap. Speaking of wraps, there is this amazing Asian crunchy wrap with peanut sauce that I often eat while at a small coffee shop here in Morton. It's delightful, and actually sounds really good right now. But I already at a bowl of cereal and took a bubble bath, so I'm just going to go to bed. Love you all.