After a week-long business trip, Mario walked through the door on Friday night with gifts in hand.
Kiddo got The Hobbit on DVD.
Me, well, I have a bit of eye candy in the form of a beautiful spring bouquet.
I'm not normally a flower arrangement kinda gal, but he picked well.
The bright colors and earthy scents greet me every morning when I walk into the kitchen.
Spring is a renewing season for me.
I'm not sure I have ever really put my finger on why before.
My mood brightens, I crave gym sessions (whaaat?!), and my optimism soars.
This spring is an especially important one for me, and I look forward to this impending shift in mindset.
I shouldn't have to wait for warmer temperatures to release me from my glum-filled cocoon.
But there has been a sense of waiting for my life to progress over the last few years,
and spring reminds me that I haven't stalled after all.
Semesters end, snow melts, and brighter horizons take over.
I can't wait.