Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dear March

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Dear March,

I have a bone to pick with you. You are, without a doubt, my least favorite month of the year. With your tummy bugs and head colds, with your barren trees and in between weather. You perplex me. You are no longer winter, but you are not yet spring. I can't figure out how to dress for you, and standing in front of my closet each morning adds precious time to my 20 minutes, at best, shower to door routine. My boys are quite fond of your puddles and mud, so at least you have that going for you.  But all in all,  I've had quite enough, so would you please be on your merry way and send April and healthier chidlren my way.  PLEEEAASSEE!

To deal with my March melancholy, I've developed a few successful coping mechanisms:

1. Make an appointment for long over due highlights.  It's looking SCARY folks! 

2.  Buy something pretty to wear.  I just ordered this necklace. From here.

and these shoes... (seen here)
Ha, Ha, Ha...Really?  Did I fool anyone???  No, I didn't think so.
Instead, me and my practical self are looking for something a bit more along the lines of this.

(j. crew)

3, Plan anniversary trip with hubby for April. Even though it's technically me tagging along on a business trip and our anniversary is in May, it will be a few days away in a pretty and warm place, and that's good enough for me!  

4. Read a funny book.  Even better when read with a gorgeous son so we can laugh hysterically together. This one fits the bill. The most we have laughed at a book since "The Fudge" series from Judy Blume.  Good stuff.

4. Smell good. Can't get enough of the new Champagne inspired Fresh line.
5. Cook happy things in the kitchen.  This month it's been yogurt lemon pound cake, sugar cookies dipped in dark chocolate, fettuccine with lemon, basil, and white beans, breakfast burritos with eggs, fresh herbs, roasted tomatoes, avocado and goat cheese.
(thank you, Melissa for the burrito inspiration and picture!)

6. Have your Destination Imagination Team (I coached Andrew's team along with my friend Heather) totally rock at their regional tournament.  Watching 7 & 8 year olds filled with such a sense of achievement and pride makes a Mama feel gooooood!


 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
  
 xo,
Tessa

12 comments :

  1. I LOVE that suit!

    Of course it will be months before I even contemplate appearing in something like that in public....

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  2. I hope everyone in your family feels better soon. I saw those shoes and thought "Wow!" (in a "whoa" kind of way). Ha. So you did fool me for a minute.
    The necklace looks so pretty.

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  3. that suit is too cute and just my style! i got a similar styled one from Khol's a couple years ago but it's 2 piece, however you would never know! We'll be celebrating our anniversary the end of April too, yeah for spring weddings!

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  4. Hiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I've been MIA, too, and hope to catch up on my blog reading sometime between now and before I need dentures.

    A few things...

    1) Hope you're feeling much better by now!
    2) I would love your fettuccini recipe. Yum!
    3) That bathing suit is super presh.
    4) Thank you for reminding me that I need to make an appointment for my highlights...can you say Roots the mini-series?
    5) If you open your antiques shop, I will come!!!

    xoxox

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  5. I'm going to have to check out the new Fresh scent - I have the citrus scent and loooove it! Also, I agree about March - we are in pollen hell here in Savannah! But without I guess, no beautiful flowers! I need to suck it up and pop another benadryl! Have fun on your anniversary trip! Very exciting!

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  6. Do you mind sharing your fettuccine recipe? Sounds de-lish. And the breakfast burrito one too ... yum.

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  7. I think you have perfectly identified March as the adolescent month. In the meantime, your April is sounding pretty swell. I hope everyone is feeling much better!

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  8. Emily & Tiffany,
    I will be happy to post the recipes. I'll do it soon!!
    xo,
    Tessa

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  9. Yep, I share your sentiments about March, although we've been blessed with amazing weather over the last couple of days, so maybe April is making an early appearance. Will ahve to try that Fresh line of lotion - sounds wonderful!

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  10. p.s. I voted for you and two other of my favs on Circle of Moms. xo

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  11. This post is precious! I'm with you on needing some fresh highlights, but you know how I dread it! I hope everyone is feeling better and that you'll have a warm spell real soon!

    Xo,
    Linsey

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  12. March does stink... Guess that's one of the reasons I didn't feel I had anything blog worthy these past few weeks. But at least we both have cute boys! ;)

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