Kicking Off Spring

It’s been another busy month.  What have I been up to?

ScottsdaleI spent a weekend with friends at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  While it was still freezing in Chicago, it was sunny and hot in Arizona.  I indulged in cocktails and poolside service in our private cabana at the Mother-of-Pearl pool with the backdrop of the desert splendor all around us.  There’s nothing better than good friends and good food enjoyed in the midst of a beautiful scenic location.

Lucky me!  I got to enjoy that combination twice in the past month, although the second time was in Wisconsin, where the temperature was 40-50 degrees colder.  I joined a group of girlfriends at an annual spa retreat, where we sipped cocktails in the hot tub while white powdery snow flakes settled in our hair.

Back home in Chicago, the weather can’t seem to make up its mind between winter and spring.  We’ve been experiencing 40 degree shifts up and down every few days.  I have, however, gotten started on my spring planting and enjoyed some bar-b-ques with friends on the deck.  My garden’s blooming and showing signs of spring, despite the dramatic temperature shifts.

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