It snowed in Park City last night. It wasn’t much snow, and it happens literally every year, but it shouldn’t be a surprise that I was not a happy camper when I woke up this morning. I’ve been reveling in the recent early spring sunshine. The April Fool’s Day storm reminded me of my first real post on The Usual Bliss after an unexpected storm exactly three years ago. It was that storm (and my subsequent “A-ha!” moment) that started this site. I had no idea as I typed those words of hopeful optimism what struggles we’d face in the coming years and what a challenge it would be to stay positive. It’s my attitude that dictates the joy I feel in my life, and that belief is stronger than ever. As I realized three years ago, there are things to be grateful for in every second of the day. They are easy to find… if you take a moment to look for them.
Trailside color. Grow! Grow!
I love seeing the birds hang out at my bird feeder.
Taco shop decor.
My idea of a good date: chips and salsa, a beverage, and sunshine.
I got a haircut! Remind me never to get bangs again.
Our yard is coming to life.
This sun-seeker married a snow-seeker.
We had a springtime dinner party! I’ll share more this week.
Flowers make me happy.
Why does Mama look like a sea creature?
Mormon Flat. (No porcupines.)
Obsessed with these coasters.
Solo lunch: sausage sammie!
One year ago, our hearts were breaking. Daffodils always help!
Two years ago, I was making a blogiversary cocktail out of strawberries and basil!
Three years ago, this snowstorm got me thinking (and writing).
Oh, and Cholula’s ears were at this stage.#notnormal
Four years ago, Zamboni and I were playing ball in a Salt Lake snowstorm.
And this morning, I’m counting my blessings.
You know. Just the usual bliss.