(I'd still set a place for you at my table, Stacy. I quite like nervy girls.)
These days, the weather is drippy and impetuous.
Coldish and breezyish.
I'm doing my best to enjoy April as-is.
Under her influence, I'm a wild optimist, a risky dreamer, a friend of the rainy day.
My Spring Essentials
~ Ratty jeans and cardi (we're lucky to crack 50 most days)
~ Enough black and gray to remind myself it's not summer yet
~ Punchy umbrella
~ A fashionABLE scarf, bearing a perfect pop of lilac
~ All-seasons jewelry
~ Traffic-stopping (optometrist-annoying) rain boots
** fashionABLE recently released the best batch of springy scarves! This one is my new favorite, but I say that all the time. :) They're offering free shipping through Monday with the code "flowerpatch". Scoop some up for Mother's Day or for the most rad end-of-school teacher gift ever.
(I'm more inclined than ever to believe our teachers deserve the moon or a field of one thousand daisies or keys to all the cities or one of Duchess Kate's weirdest hats. Or, you know, a hand-made-in-Ethiopia scarf.)
Every season needs a play-list, and mine happens to be, uh, retro.
Off the top of my head, these are 5 of the happiest songs of my former, quickly retreating youthfulness:
Michael Franti - Say Hey
Jon Secada - Just Another Day
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
SheDaisy - Passenger Seat
Freedy Johnston - Bad Reputation
Am I missing anything? What's your must-have for Spring? What's the song that makes you happy no matter what? Tell me everything.