Monday, April 12, 2010

Overdue sunshine. Literally and figuratively.

Check it out, y'all!  The sun is shining on our corner of New England and Spring is finally here!

 Leaves!  Leaves!

Ooo!  Ahhh!

There is something about this time of year that makes me intrinsically happy.  The little red buds that give way to bright, new green leaves.  The pop of daffodils around every corner.  The burst of color on the blooming trees. Every day when I drive to work, there is some other part of Spring making itself known.  Happy, happy.

Another thing that makes me happy is when other bloggers that I stalk respect give me a little sunshiny love!

I received this some time ago from the lovely Stacia at Fluffy Bunnies.  She shares my passion for the decadent Cadbury Creme Eggs. She makes me get teary.  She makes me laugh.  She makes me think.  She is a relatively new find for me and I am so grateful I stumbled across her fabulous blog.  Thanks for continuing to provide sunshine in my life, Stacia!

I feel a little silly passing on the love - since most of the blogs I follow have pretty big followings of their own and you probably all read them anyway.  But I'm going to mention a few new blogs that I have recently found and was instantly smitten with.

Aging Mommy.  Smart, funny, slightly anti-social like yours truly - this is a Mommy you want to hang out with.

The Unbitten Tongue.  From a woman who just couldn't take not being able to be totally herself on her blog. So she started another one.  Cool, huh?

Deckside Thoughts.  A fellow New Englander. Need I say more?  And I don't even hold her obsessive love of NASCAR against her.

Hope this bit of sunshine brightens your day, just as it did mine!


myfluffybunnies said...

Man, those blooms! Gorgeous. (Hope the sunshine is figuratively extending inside the house as well and that repairs are going well.) Thanks for the shout-out, and can't wait to check out these new-to-me blogs. (Did someone say NASCAR?!)

Octopunk said...

Yay! Flowrz! Nice to see you guys thawing out, and hopefully drying off.

How long till the bugs get there?

Aging Mommy said...

Oh my! I just popped over here as I saw you had a new post (and I do so enjoy reading them) and I saw you had given me an award! I am honored! Thank you so much for your kind words. It is especially cheering after having spent the weekend in Vomitville. I will say no more but anyone who likes horror stories can check it all out in my post. So thank you for bringing me a ray of sunshine.

Now I am going to check out the other award winners as if you think they are great blogs then I really must take a look.

Wishing you a wonderful, flood and disaster free week!

carissajaded said...

Ah congrats on your award. and yay for spring. I can't even hold back my good mood, much as I don't wanna be a cheese ball.

Cheryl said...

My brain just exploded. So did my heart. It's a damn mess over here except for the big grin in the middle of it all. Thank you for not holding the whole NASCAR thing against me.

Lovin' your view. Those pics are great. Congrats on the award and thanks for passing one along to me. Do I steal it from here to put over there?

Vodka Mom said...

are there any Cadbury CARAMEL eggs left??????

I'm starving!

Vodka Mom said...

and congrats- you deserve every award that comes your way!


Scarlett said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me! I'm pretty smitten with you too.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

blue sky through pink cherry blossoms (or any blossoms) is one of my favorite views. Beautiful.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

blue sky through pink cherry blossoms (or any blossoms) is one of my favorite views. Beautiful.

Aging Mommy said...

Hi there - I have an award for you in return over at my blog to hopefully bring some cheer to a great fellow blogger

Captain Dumbass said...

Hey, I've got one of these! Because I'm all sunshine. Hahahahaha!

minivan soapbox said...

As much as I love spring. Spring loves my does the nursery...and the guy who sells mulch...and Home Depot...and every other store that MAY sell something that I MUST have for my backyard. At least in winter all I buy is firewood and beer.