Friday, March 11, 2016

...looking forward to spring, dirt, and vampires...

"Spring makes its own statement,
so loud and clear that  
the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments,
not the composer.”
~ Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

This is the first full week that has felt like SPRING! A full week of open-toe shoes; a full week of lightweight jackets (mostly for the train).

There is new growth popping up all around me. This morning I stepped on campus to see my first tree that is fully in bloom. Beautiful!

I have two new dresses that feel very much suited for the season. As always, my morning pictures (pre-5 a.m.) are somewhat dark. Sorry about that. The black and white dress has hummingbirds! The floral dress I wore out for my birthday dinner. I might look dainty here but I am so ready to get my hands in the dirt. I might need to plant some annuals this weekend.

Next week is the university’s spring break so while I do have to come in a few days for meetings, my days will be a bit lighter which is good because I volunteered to become a judge for one of the youth programs and now I have eight adolescent books to read in the next few weeks! 

I promise I had absolutely no control of over the book selection! One of the books is Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones which I should read while I wear my vampire lips design "Kiss My Fangs." Yep, I do love my job. 


  1. You look fantastic! the book looks fun, too!

  2. Awesome nails (and outfits)! I'm champing at the bit for spring's return, too. It feels like it's been winter for a century now (and not in a good, fun vintage-y kind of way!).

    Big hugs & happy end of winter wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Oh how I do hate long winters but I try to learn something from them. Note the use of try ;)

  3. You look great! Love spring dresses! Just not on me;)

  4. Read that book years ago! its adorable!

    1. I'm a judge for a youth program reading competition. I'm going to have to dress up like Mrs. Jeepers she's so awesome!