#drama #alleyway #blue
A lot of stuff has been happening. Blog-worthy stuff. I'll probably never be the kind of blogger that jots down every little detail of every day, but sometimes I get the bug, or LIFE happens, and I feel like digging up the old blog and typing away. I have a small list of things I really want to share--a part 2 of my "beauty hacks," talking about how I cleared my complexion (honestly, my skin has literally never been this clear!) Plus I went to a simply glorious English/Scottish Country Dance a couple of weeks ago and totally re-lived my late teen years. Reconnected with several of my uber-cool film friends, got to wear a pretty dress. . .it was pretty magical. I'm promising lots of pictures, courtesy of a photographer friend, so you'll get to see everyone's movie-themed costumes.
Then I went to see Il Volo. And. . .I think that's all I'll say about it right now. A full-write up of the concert will be coming ASAP. Oh my goodness gracious. ;) Some things never change. I remember posting about them years ago on my old blog. . .I can't seem to find the post now. But they were just teenagers then. Now they are young (extremely gorgeous, might I add,) men with spine-tingling talent. But I've already said too much. I think I've driven my Facebook friends crazy with my fandom. ;) Keep watching this spot!
I'm sunshine-happy. Really, I'm not sure how else to describe my mood. Yesterday was Anna's birthday, (speaking of,) and she decided to spend her day with me and mom in Cleveland's Little Italy, one of my favorite spots in the area. It was a perfect afternoon with clear skies, a slight breeze, and a day off of work, which is rare anymore. Though the restaurant we picked proved to be disappointing, (tacky tea-room style, dark, with obnoxious Italian music from the 50's, plus the pasta was horrible and overcooked, :P ) the rest of the afternoon was beautiful. Anna and I have always been close-though we have our differences-but as we've gotten older a special sort of bond has formed between us. She is my best friend in every sense of the word. I couldn't get over how adorable she looked wearing one of my shirts and her red shoes. And seriously, how did she get to be 23? All of my sisters are growing up. The youngest is 14 already. . .and yeah, like I already mentioned, time is flying fast and I'm watching life roll by. Puts so much into perspective.
#art #sister #littleitaly #lemonbar #nofilter
If you ever have the chance to ramble down a brick road on a fresh spring day, you totally should. Better yet, in a neighborhood of old homes with balconys and trim little yards, green-picket fences and alleyways so narrow and long, they look like something from a movie. Always do this with people you love, and always, always on a sunshine-y afternoon when the world is just starting to wake from its winter sleep. I guarantee sightings of crocuses. Maybe a cat in a window. You'll most likely have a conversation with a complete stranger. And best of all? You'll stop by Corbos bakery (after first being assaulted by the aroma of fresh bread and pastries,) for amazing treats. . .like a lemon bar. The best, most rich lemon bar you've ever tasted. Or pepperoni bread. Then you'll lazily amble back, munching your (unfortunately not gluten-free,) sweets and stop for a picture (because its tradition,) under the street sign called "Random." Because if you can't be random and appreciate the random things in life. . .what's the point of living?
Sunshine-happy. That's me. Also (most importantly!) Jesus, once-a-month contra dancing, tangerine/mango juice, Tangled (because I love that movie,) brightly colored wall-art, movies with friends, baby-animal videos, pop-opera, weekend roadtrips, sitting cross-legged in the hallway with my bestie, saving to go Europe, rain on the roof, a crisp white bedspread, Instagram, Il Volo's latest album in the mail, and gluten-free cheesecake with salted caramel topping.
"The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing to find the place where all the beauty came from." C.S. Lewis