I did everything in my power yesterday to stay on task and create lesson plans and outline my list of to-dos for the week. I closed the windows so I couldn’t hear the chirping birds; I shut the blinds so I could imagine cold and rainy weather outside; and I even turned on Pandora’s classical music station, because someone somewhere did some study which proved that classical music makes some people smarter, or something like that. Everything was going wonderfully, until I started roasting like a rotisserie on my living room couch. That darned sunshine can really heat up a tiny apartment. So I opened ALL of the windows, heard the birds chirping above the river, and suddenly found myself lacing up an old pair of tennis shoes and shutting off my laptop. The rest of my afternoon was spent walking along the Mississippi River, enjoying this weird thing called “green grass” that I completely forgot about and trying to treat my pasty-white legs to a little sunshine.
So to all of you who have every intention of staying on task and keeping your nose to the grindstone during these spring afternoons, WATCH OUT: that spring sunshine has other plans, and he’ll be sure to strike when you least expect it.
In other spring news, this pretty bucket bag from Mellow World is currently one of my new favorite spring accessories. I carry everything I need for class (and for life, let’s be honest) in this fancy handbag, and I love (love!) the little hints of teal. I think we all could use just a bit more teal in our lives, am I right? Right.
My friends over at Mellow World are currently offering Sometimes Gracefully readers 10% off their handbag purchase! So head on over to their website and use promo code SOMETIMESGRACEFULLY when you checkout! Sunshine and discounts?! YES. PLEASE.