Friday, March 30, 2012


The blossoms are coming in down here. 
The trees look like they are covered in lace and ruffles. 
I love that Spring always follows winter, like flowers follow the rain. 
It's a big lesson about life. 

I ended up having a pretty good birthday yesterday. 
I got off work, and drove my car to the shop, 
our mechanic told us he could try to fix the transmission, but there were no guarantees it would fix it. 
Brad and I spent the next 2 hours driving from auto part store to auto part store looking for the part. 

We then left the car in his hands over night and went to visit my parents.
I was quite spoiled from that point forward. 
My mom made sure I left with groceries, some clothes, a plant, a grocery card, 
and a wad of cash that made me cry from gratitude.

We ate dinner and went and got ice cream. 
We then went to Brad's mom's house 
where she gave me a %100 biodegradable planter and some seeds.

Brad gave me his presents then, which included a Star Wars eco-shopping bag,
both x-files movies, and season 3 of the x-files.
Brad also paid for my car to be fixed.

I went to bed with a smile on my face, and actually slept through the night.
(It's been a very long time.)

We picked the car up from the shop today.
The car is doing a bit better.
Reverse will be a luxury.. and I can go backwards when the car will let me. 
But, I should try to park in places where I don't need to reverse. 
This will be an adventure. 
But, I guess it's a personal lesson to me, to keep moving forward. 

Brad says it's just a little "quirk" my car has. 

Today, Brad and I are going to Salt Lake City for an antique shopping adventure. 
And hopefully home depot for some gardening supplies. 

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and emails. 
I will respond to them all as soon as possible.
You've made me a very happy girl. 


  1. Wow! Your birthday sounded amazing! You are a lucky girl ;) I love this blooming time of year as well and it does teach me about life and it's cycle!

  2. It's just great to have friends and family... I know exactly how you felt when you cried from gratitude, it happens to me often...

  3. Sounds like your birthday was delightful!
    I am so happy for you! :)
    Beautiful blossom photography, too.
    Your lessons about spring after the winter and only going forward in your car are insightful and important!
    Thank you for another wonderfully inspiring post!

  4. I'm so glad you had a great birthday! Sorry I missed it! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

  5. We enjoyed all the blossoms today. I'm glad you had an awesome birthday, you deserved it.

  6. sounds like your birthday turned out to be a good one! the people who care about us are so great at reaching into the depths and pulling us out, aren't they? happy late birthday! :)


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