Friday, March 9, 2012

Warm Winter’s Night

I am so touched by the wonderful support I’ve received from my guest post on Katie’s blog yesterday. I wish I could hug every single one of you for your sweet comments, emails, tweets, and just for reading and being there for me! For all of you new readers, I’m so glad to have you and promise once life starts to get back to “normal” I’ll be blogging about happier things. In fact, I’ll just go ahead and write a happy post today!

The temperature here in the DC area yesterday was about 70 degrees. 70 degrees! I can’t say I’m surprised though given the extremely mild Winter that was had. Pretty much zero snow.

While some people wore flip-flops, skirts, or shorts to work yesterday, I wore a light cotton [LC Lauren Conrad] blouse, skinny jeans and flats [I usually wear boots so cut me some slack!] This is mostly because I’m just always freezing and will have to wait until it’s 90 degrees until I break out the skirts and sandals. Here’s a glimpse of what I looked like:

Spring Day

However, I did one thing last night that reminded me of the Summer – drove with my sunroof open. There’s been the occasional time in the Winter on a sunny day where I’ll open it. But, last night was different.

It was just warm. A comfortable, safe warm. Like being wrapped up in the arms of the one you loved.
As I drove with the sunroof open, I felt a slight breeze graze across my hair. It was gentle. Calm.
It’s almost as if the warm weather changed the mood of the city. It was as if I could feel the air smiling.
It was happy. Light. Good.

While I know this warm weather won’t be here permanently yet, it was a nice reminder of what is to come.
The warm, gentle night was a breath of fresh air.
It was another reminder of all there is to look forward to in the coming months.

So, I’m okay. I’m smiling. I’m living. And I know the warmth of the future will keep me going strong.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend, friends. Sending you many hugs! xoxo


the girl in the red shoes said...

You have such a wonderful attitude and sweet spirit. Sending love your way! xoxo

Katrin said...

Love your post!
Have a wonderful day! Thinking of you!

Noelani said...

i can't wait for warmer weather either! p.s. - what a lovely photo of you :)

KAH said...

I love this post. I found myself smiling at how happy you sounded.

Have a great weekend!

Emily said...

Have a great weekend!! Beautiful picture of you!

Carolyn said...

I LOVE that shirt!!! Please tell me it isn't super old so I can go buy it. HAHA :)

CALLIE said...

This put a big ole smile on my face!! Have a great day girly!

Shayna said...

Lucky! It was cold & rainy here in Texas yesterday, still is! Glad you got to feel the nice fresh air though! That always makes me feel good! Happy Friday!

Sheri said...

I love spring for the reasons you mentioned! (even though it isn't quite spring yet), the glimpses of warmth and sun, it's so rejuvenating!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh and such a cute pic of you!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

This is very random but I have to tell you -
I love your hair!
I think it's so pretty :)

I'm trying to grow mine out and it is SUCH a patience tester!

Happy weekend :)

KRISTIN said...
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KRISTIN said...

You're gorg! I'm jealous of your 70's weather, send some to Minnie please?

katie michelle said...

I've been gone from the Blog world for a while, and just now am catching up with all of my favorites, and I just wanted to let you know how deeply your guest post touched me, and how close to home it is. I am deeply saddened by your loss, and i wish I could give you a big hug! my mom has cancer, and it is something we've been dealing with for almost 12 years now. I'm so saddened by your loss and it definitely made me sad, but at the same time, in awe of your spirit through it all. God really is shining through you, and it's a beautiful thing! xo

Kendra said...

I found you through Katie's blog yesterday. I cried reading some of your past posts. My mom and I are so close, I can't imagine the feeling. You are one amazing writer. I felt like I was in the room with you and your mom. Just keep smiling. Your mom is happy with God and is looking down on you!

MessyDirtyHair said...

what a beautiful picture of you! i want to see full body shot of the outfit tho, sounds fab!!! happy friday!

Xo Kelly

Raquel said...

You look beautiful miss Chelsea, was always! The weather was amazing yesterday! Look at what the weather will be like this coming week...amazing :)

P.S. we need to get together again! Let's grab some lunch this week!

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

I am the same way... it has to be around 90-degrees before I can be comfortable without a sweater haha

Jordan said...

I just joined the blogging world yesterday and stumbled upon your blog! You're such an inspiration and I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. I'd love for you to follow my blog!

Ronida said...

I admire your sunny perspective about life...I'm new on your blog and finished reading several of your posts and I'm in love with your blog instantly. Stay strong!

Jax said...

You're beautiful... inside and out! What a gorgeous photo of you! I agree with you about the warm days being a promise of what's to come... :) Winter is over and I think we could all use a little more sunshine in our lives. :)