Several blogging friends (Ana, Debi, Amanda, Chris) have been doing "Good Things" posts for this year and I'm finally going to join them today.
Despite a hectic day at work, I came home to gorgeous weather and experienced all sorts of good things.
1. Daylight Savings. It's a pain in the ass to get up (ironically this week I've gotten up 45 minutes earlier every day than I normally do), and it's pitch dark when I leave for work, but I LOVE having that extra hour of sunlight.
2. I finally went for a ralk/wrun outside for the first time since we moved (it's been about three months since my last outdoor run). Although I did more walking than running, it felt GREAT to get outside and move around. Plus it was so wonderful to get out in our new neighborhood. Everyday I'm reminded of how much I love it over here. Even though we're only about a mile from our old house it's a completely different world. Our neighborhood is about 15 years old with beautiful, mature trees and landscaping; miles and miles of roads and jogging trails; so much to look at. Ahhhhh--such a great feeling to love where you're at. And speaking of exercise, check out the guest post my mom wrote for the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge. She's so awesome!
3. SPRING. We came back from Salt Lake to all of the Bradford Pears in full bloom. I can't stop looking at them! Even though we're far from being green again, the blossoms have continually cheered my spirits since we've been back. I can't wait for the Crepe Myrtles to start blossoming (my favorites). Hello Spring--I've missed you!
4. The Orchid plant I gave to Scotty for Valentine's Day continues to bloom and bloom. When I brought it home it only had one and a half blooms but now it is almost fully bloomed and I love it. I'm awful about house plants but this one is pretty low maintenance.