Friday, March 30, 2012

HAPPY WEEKEND! hope it april showers

When I lived in Chicago I knew it was april because of the downtown tulips...

Someone told me once that the former mayor wanted it to look like Paris.
I can't verify the truth to that story, but it did feel romantic on State Street.

Now I have a wonderful mother-in-law that provides them for me right in our very own kitchen. 

(they go in the beautiful tulip vase that she also bought me)

In addition to tulips, here are some things I look forward to this lovely month...

Opening Day
Is there a better time for Pirate fans then the first day of the season?
We have all the potential in the world for be over 500... for a day.
Oh how hope springs eternal on 4/5/12

Holy Week
Starting with a passover seder dinner on thursday (it will be at our home - with friends, and wine, and horrible versions of time honored jewish traditions. mazel tov!).
Friday - have you ever walked through this stations of the cross, completed by local artists? Its so creative and introspective and its become my good friday time of solitude (with Neil).  
Then next saturday, we will do just as our Lord would have wanted and we'll have a night game easter egg hunt - with flash lights and head lamps and all out rumbles.
Easter Sunday we are going to be real, true grown ups and cook an easter dinner.
I will get to finally be at the big kids table!

NHL playoffs 
There are just a few games left in the regular season and if the people that predict things are right about the things they predict, then it looks like we would end up against Philly in the first round.
(I'm sure their fans will be real nice about it)

Movie Draft
With our house bet on MTV's The Challenge having come to a close, we found ourselves at a loss for wagers. Then my brilliant cousin (must run in the family) came up with an idea... 
its sensitive data that's in the works but it involves blockbusters, snake drafts, and boatloads of money.
I'll make it all public once my research is complete

Rock N Roll HOF
On April 14th the following bands are among those inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
The Beastie Boys
Red Hod Chili Peppers
Guns N Roses
and while concert tickets are around $500, this may be the only chance to see GNR play together and I'm hard pressed to thinking of a more stacked line-up. I'm tempted to want to drive to Cleveland to stand in the parking lot with a periscope type contraption and see what I can see.
 (yes, its worth a $20 parking pass and a t-shirt tan, it's that legendary)

Rounding out this glorious month is the wedding of my cousin/former roommate/partner in crime 
(my 'cousmate', if you will) and she's hitching up to a really great guy. 
She has given me the honor of not just standing next to her to be a witness to the occasion, but she's allowed me to be one of the people performing the ceremony.

When I have trouble sleeping at night I think about things that give my mind rest and ease, sometimes its praying for loved ones, sometimes its day dreaming about the future - but ever since they have asked me to officiate their wedding - I've been so lucky to have thoughts of all the good things I could possibly say about the two of them. 
I feel infinitely blessed by this - I want to multiply the time I have before their wedding and yet I also feel like the day can't come soon enough.

What do you hope to get showered with this month?


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