Easter, Nostalgia & Other Musings
My brother and I drove to Indy over the weekend for some family time for Easter. The weather was amazing – sunny and in the 70s – and it was so great to see my parents, aunts & uncles and grandparents (who are in their 90s!). On Saturday my mom and I took a long walk in the neighborhood, it was so nice and quiet! As much as I am a city girl, oh man can I appreciate a quieter pace of life too. It is the great inner struggle – the battling desires of the hustle and bustle of the city vs. the image of me and Dan with a backyard, growing vegetables, maybe with some chickens, going to the farmers market year-round and getting fresh air. Do you feel these conflicting desires? I do…and as amazing as a Chicago summer is (it really is fun), to me, summer is meant to be on the water or in a park, not necessarily the concrete jungle. This may also have to do with the fact I also will never forget the bliss of a summer off…school and businesses should be on the same schedules, I say! Anyway, our plan is to live in the city until these other desires take over then live somewhere else. Not the country, but definitely someplace hip where we can have some space and sunshine and work/life balance. The Bay Area? Austin? Nashville? Time will tell…but for now, Chicago is still a wonderful place to live. I can’t wait for this summer!
But I digress…on Saturday and Sunday, I spent lots of time outside with my mom (always a treat), and I actually got pink shoulders! It was glorious. Also, the Easter bunny stopped by (you’re never too old), and I got some delicious Prada perfume and Lulu got some new toys she is kind of obsessed with…see for yourself:
Have you ever heard a shih-tzu howl like that? Hilarious, and quite cute too, if I do say so myself. Anyway, while I was home we went through some old photos. I love looking through family photos – it’s so fun to relive fun memories and savor the amazingness of childhood. It makes me nostalgic, but I have always been sentimental. I am so glad I have such a tight-knit family. Here are a couple of snapshots I managed to take photos of :)
I hope you had a fantastic Easter! xoxo