It's been a beautiful couple of weeks. Although there has been death and trauma, due to the numerous tornadoes around areas close to us, we have been blessed to have been left out of all of that.
You know those types of days where you're driving with the windows down, and your hair is flowing in the wind? Your face feels clear, you're sure that your eyes are shining, and you're quite possibly the most beautiful and joyful being that ever was?
I've had about a week of that.
In reality, my hair is matted and tangled, because wind does things like that to hair. And my eyes are red and watering, because allergies are BAD right now. My skin is broken out like it usually is, and my stomach hangs over my jeans.
But I FEEL invincible this week. I don't know what it is... or maybe I do, and I just can't explain it. I'm so happy. I have wonderful, supportive friends and family, and I'm preparing to marry my best friend. This is a truly wonderful time. I've got some bittersweet thoughts running through my head, too, but it's a back-burner type of thing. Maybe I'll write about that, later.
So here are the highlights: antiquing, nature center, Buffy the Vampire reading, Wahoo with my future family, Anthony "teaching" Avery how to walk at 2 months, getting my tattoo touched up (FREE!), getting my nose re-pierced (I can take it out in time for the wedding, mom. And I can cover it up for work. Don't freak out.), seeing an incredible puppet show of one of my favorite children's books with my amazing friend, and simply enjoying the trees.. the deer.. the sun.. the grass..
Everything feels pretty good right now. I have bad, bad days, and I write about those a lot. Today's a day for happiness.
Oh, and in case you want to hate yourself, or simply be in AWE of some incredible talent, check out this video. It makes me want to bust out my electric violin... although it wouldn't be nearly this awesome.
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. ~Anne Sexton