Welcome to the weekend! We are springing forward, with daylight savings time, as well as with mindset. I need it…It’s been a tough week here. I got a speeding ticket on my way to a meeting at work the other day. They pulled three of us over, all doing the same speed, but clocked by an airplane. UGH! It was such a good reminder for me to slow down, and not take everything at break neck speed. This is also a good metaphor for life. Slow down and just breath (remember this post?). Weighing heavily on my heart, is the experience of one of our students, with emotional issues, and a suicide attempt on a bridge. Our girl was saved, thanks to the swift and thoughtful actions of our amazing staff, and the police. This talented girl has been in my program for 5 years and I know her path is as challenging as it gets. If you, or anyone you know, is struggling (and we’ve all been there), please know there is always support National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1(800) 273-8255. I am reminded of the fragility of life today.
It’s hard to take a mental turn, but I need to. I’m seeing signs of spring… beautiful green fields, blooming calla lilies, and blue skies with white puffy clouds out my window today. I love this time of year. The top photo was taken of our spring garden in our previous home. The signs of wisteria blooming was always a salute to spring. Along with spring beauty I’m focusing on some fun moments with 2 of my 3 step-daughters, Annika and Briana, last weekend. We planned a dinner and movie night for the girls. The feature film, Les Miserables, is a family favorite. Click the link and I challenge you not to cry at that song. We dined on a french inspired dinner and the girls and Scott even raised a French ‘flag’. Moments like these remind me of true priorities in life.
There are some fun blogging events happening lately. A media company invited me to attend a blogger event/fashion show in San Francisco, featuring an ‘it girl’ of the modeling world (and Sports Illustrated), Kate Upton. Due to work commitments (remember that meeting when I got a ticket?), I had to pass. It looked like so much fun. Do keep me on the invite list for next time!
My blogger friend, Kim, of Northern California Style, is hosting a super stylish event at Trina Turk in Burlingame, California, on Thursday. If you are in the bay area, I encourage you to join them. Trina Turk is a long time favorite of mine here and I’ve collected several of her pieces over the years. Her colorful prints have such a fun California vibe. Kim will make this event extra special. Along with styling fun, there will also be some excellent discounts!
I was happy to catch a question on Instagram from my blogger friend, Sandy, at You May Be Wandering. She was visiting in San Francisco, with an unexpected afternoon to herself, and asked me for some suggestions on IG. Check out Sandy’s stylish city afternoon here.
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If you live with daylight savings time, don’t forget to set your clock this weekend, we are springing forward. Despite the necessary boredom of getting our taxes prepared, I will be starting to pack for our upcoming vacation and checking out this list. Scott and I are headed to one of our favorite getaway spots, Los Cabos, Mexico. We were there this time last year in this post. Since that time Hurricane Odile hit the area, as a Category 3, and they are still repairing the damage. We look forward to returning and supporting Los Cabos, in their comeback, as well as enjoying some much needed relaxation.
What’s on your agenda for the weekend? Take my advice and take it easy as we ‘spring forward’. ;)