Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy (belated) Easter!

The irises we planted ages ago decided to bloom! Yay!

 These "Easter Beagles" send you lots of happy wishes too!

One was a bit tired, but the love is there.


Friday, April 14, 2017

#duranduran (again!)

Last April, I took my Mom to see Duran Duran for their Paper Gods tour (so.much.fun!) & guess what, y'all? 

They came back to Atlanta on April 8th!

This time my husband came with me - he had never seen them before - shocker! :-) & we had a blast. He was super impressed & I got to be a 12-year-old superfan/so in love for a couple of hours - never a bad thing! 

I felt like this version of me (this was part of a birthday gift from a very talented co-worker years ago):

This concert felt especially special as it was the last stop on this leg of their tour. The weather was a little chilly, but it was a beautiful night at Chastain Amphitheater & a perfect way to welcome early spring & get out on a Saturday night. If you live in metro-Atlanta & have never been to a concert at Chastain, you need to get on that - it's a great venue.

So, as usual, please pretend these are great photos:

If you ever get a chance to see them - go! They have the awesome problem of having too many great songs to perform & not enough time to play them all. They perform with their all too - they seemed genuinely happy to be there (maybe because they were about to get a break ;-) & their energy filled every seat. 

To me, it's such a gift that they are still making music (great music!) & touring. We've lost so many talented musicians & life is...well, life. If you have a favorite, go see them - it might sound cheesy, but it's important. Life is short & connecting with people, places, & things you love is life-giving & joyful. We all need a little extra joy. As an introvert, the connecting part is always hard for me, so music - music has always helped me feel & stay connected - even it if it's to reconnect to a younger version of myself, that's important too!