When you’re able to ditch your hefty winter coat for a few days in the middle of a Midwest January, all the time you’ve spent mentally “gearing up” for the long, dreary winter that usually follows the happy, Christmas kind of winter is completely destroyed. I was ready, friends. After the New Year, I told myself, You can do this. You were born here. You can handle the bitter temperatures and shoe-ruining slush puddles. Sure, the snow may have lost that “holiday excitement,” but you can survive. The cold doesn’t bother Elsa so it darn well won’t bother YOU. But then we have ourselves a sunny, high of 45 degrees kind of day that makes me want to spring clean the apartment, gather a bouquet of nonexistent flowers (thanks, snow), and eat a lot of colorful peeps and jelly beans. Spring in January? What is this?! Where am I? Who are you, warm weather, and what did you do with my Minnesota winter bitterness?!
And speaking of confusing, meet the new blog design! New year, new look! One that just felt right, ya know? Felt like it fit. Like the perfect pair of jeans: zips up nicely in the front and hugs tight in all the right places.
Or something like that.
Happy hump day (Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike….)!