Spring on the Resentment

Last night, on a whim, I rearranged our entire bedroom. 

Now when I say “I,” I definitely mean that I made my beau help me move all the heavy furniture around and changed my mind three times in the process. This is my version of spring cleaning, as I refuse to throw anything away. 

You see, spring is my most and least favorite time of year. It’s the ultimate love/hate relationship.  
I’ll elaborate.

Yesterday I got to work from the back patio of my office. The view looks something like this: 


I also enjoyed this view while sitting on a porch swing with a very padded butt cushion. While working, of course.

Spring 1 – Winter 0

My version of allergy season just means horribly itchy eyes. Cue no eye makeup and hitting the pharmacy for a lethal combo of daytime Zyrtec D and nightime Benedryl. Thank goodness my fakie Firmoo glasses* (I don’t need glasses. They’re an accessory and I’m obsessed) make all this less obvious.


But to say that Benedryl makes me loopy would be a gross understatement. 

Last Friday I forgot that, had a glass of wine, and proceeded to giggle a lot and tell Naveed a few stories from college that I’m sure glad he didn’t find out about until two years in to our relationship. Oops.

Spring 1 – Winter 1 – Nadine 0

Morning walks with Archie now look a lot more like this:                                         and a lot less like this:


While I’ll miss my sweet matching sweatsuit, I will no longer be mistaken for the neighborhood hobo or a time traveler from the 80s.

Spring 2 – Winter 1 

It’s sandal season again, meaning my shoe options literally quadruple. 


Spring 3 – Winter 1

Another round of graduates emerge from the college landscape, ready to be smacked in the face by reality. And then I realize, that moment for me was now 3 years ago. 


And then I feel old. This feels like yesterday. Yesterday, I tell ya.

Spring 3 – Winter 2

And the worst part about spring? The part that makes me dread it, wish it would never come again, and beg for just a few more weeks of winter? 

Season Finales. 


The beginning of June always results in some serious withdrawal. I can’t give up New Girl (Nick and Jess!), The Mindy Project, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family for the summer. I just can’t. 

Spring 3 – Winter 100

Waaaa. Let me just go cry and be thankful I never delete anything from my DVR. Reruns. Reruns will carry me through.

What shows will you be missing? Do you harbor secret spring resentment?

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Today it’s my pleasure to profess my undying love for introduce you to Meighan from Heavens to Meighan


She’s more than some blogger who I want you to go visit (but I do, go visit). She’s my soul sister. 

You see, Meighan and I both clearly lack coordination, as she evidenced here and I did here. She uses the word nonsense often, ads many a GIF to her posts, and was the first and only blogger to ask for my phone number so we could take our shenanigans offline. Yuup, I love her.

And the best part? Meighan is hosting a new link up on May 22nd called That One Time…

I’m excited to share a ridiculously ridiculous story with you. See you there? In the meantime, tweet at Meighan and give her a sneak peek of the story you will be sharing (#thatonetime) or visit her blog!

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*I received 2 complementary pairs from Firmoo. All opinions are mine. Full review to come!

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