I bet you never thought you’d see a snowy pic on this blog, especially on a Great List post. The snow did actually play a Great part of my last two weeks (sorry I missed you last Friday) so I thought I’d just go for it. The past 4 days have been ROUGH. After spending an awesome weekend in Lake Tahoe with friends last weekend, I was knocked out by a massive cold, which I was forced to battle through all week long. The good news is, I’m still standing and ready to forget the coughing, sneezing and nose blowing, and focus on the things that kept me going through it all.
1. It’s no secret that I HATE snow. If I never had to see it again for the rest of my life I honestly would not mind. However, The Hubs was the best man at a wedding in snowy Squaw Valley last weekend so I was forced to face my frosty nemesis. It was cold. It was wet. It was all the terrible things I remembered it to be. As we were sitting in church, watching our friends get married in front of a wall of floor to ceiling windows with a gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe, it began to snow like I had never seen before in my life. It was a waterfall of huge fluffy flakes, and it made me feel like I was inside a snow globe. Even I couldn’t deny the beauty of the moment. The fact that our friends had dreamed about a snowy wedding, and it began right as they started reciting their vows made for exquisitely beautiful experience for everyone in attendance. I feel lucky to have been able to witness that.
2. I returned home from our trip to a garden full of fresh sprouts! I kind of geek out over my garden each year, and seeing those tiny, green sprouts make me feel like a proud parent. So far, my zucchini and squash are doing awesome. Half my cucumbers look good and the other half look terrible. The tomatoes and peppers seem fine, and everything else is sprouting beautifully! Only a few more months of TLC before I can finally enjoy the fruits of my labor.
3. It rained quite a bit this week in San Diego, but mostly only at night and early in the morning, then the skies made way for beautiful sunshine. This not only ensured normal traffic flow, which really made my busy week tolerable, but it also made for some pretty gorgeous rainbows. Who doesn’t love seeing a rainbow?
By this time next week I’ll be in Bolivia! I’ve been looking forward to this trip for such a long time, and I’m getting super excited. I hope you all enjoy not only this weekend, but the next several weekends as well. I’ll be back to my Great List on April 26th!