Welcome spring!

The first day of spring was sunny and warm, the second day, not so much. But I’m still excited for spring because it means we will be getting more nice warm days rather than cold ones, and the flowers are blooming, the ducks are wandering through my yard – not sure why – but still, birds are migrating back north and pretty flowers are out, so it’s all good.

It’s been a busy start this week with back to back background acting work the first couple of days of the week. So much fun to get back in the swing of things with my extra friends again. Not so much fun to have my cyst / lower back acting up just from standing around on a set all day without being able to sit much for 9 hours. Which meant the next day I was still dealing with the lower back pain and running on less than two hours of sleep. Oddly enough, after a couple of small cat naps in the morning before going on set, I was fine the whole rest of the day running on very little sleep. Sometimes I think sleep deprivation just hits later than you think it will.

I’ve been to a neurologist last week who said he couldn’t help me with the cyst. He doesn’t think it’s causing my problems and I just need more time to heal. Uh-huh. I walked out of that neurologist office last week and was crying before I even got out of the building. I’d been hoping he could help and that hope was dashed. I don’t necessarily want surgery, but I want a solution to whatever is causing the pain to flare up in my lower back. So here I am this week having more problems with pain flare-ups near the base of my spine all due to standing too long on set one day. I may need a second opinion on this. A doctor willing to find a solution. Something to give me hope…

But in the meantime, welcome spring. Goodbye winter! Even if it’s supposed to get a bit colder the end of this week. There’s just something about spring that brings new hope and renewing of the spirit and mind, no matter what is going on in your life. Sometimes winter hangs on for a little bit longer, but warmer and better days are coming. I just know it!

 

Daffodil

 

Two little ducks went out one day...

 

Orange/yellow wildflowers

 

Grape hyacinth

 

Mr. Duck

 

Yellow daffodils

 

 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ~ Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ~ Anne Bradstreet

 

So, happy spring, my lovelies! (To my friends in the southern hemisphere, happy fall. And sorry to burst your bubble, but winter is coming for you guys. Haha.)

 

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New layout for the blog!

I updated the layout for the blog this week. I hope you like it. I’ve been meaning to do this all year and finally got around to it. Still trying to figure out a few things here and there, but one thing I’m excited about is my new ‘Shop my Instagram’ tab in the drop down menu on my ‘Shop’ tab. I don’t have a lot of looks in there yet, but I’ll be adding more as I go.

To use the ‘Shop my Instagram’ tab, click on a photo in there and all of the items from that look will appear underneath the photo. Voila! I update items as they sell out, so you can find similar items to create that look.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend as we transition from fall into winter. {Yikes!} I’m not looking forward to the cold weather, myself. But, we put up our Christmas tree today, so onward we go toward the next season, ready or not!

In the meantime, I’m enjoying the last of the fall colors… Here are some of my recent photos so you can enjoy them with me.

 

Ladybug and leaf

Ladybug and leaf

 

Trio of red

Trio of red

 

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

 

Oak leaves in the fall

Oak leaves in the fall

 

Looking down

Looking down

 

Red leaf

Red leaf

 

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