Friday, April 9, 2010

Whine No More

I whine and complain and feel sorry for myself for months and months over how cold and dark the Minnesota winter is.  I question why I live here...why anyone lives here.  And then Spring shows its lovely face and I remember.  Ah yes, this is why people live here.  Yeah, the winters are horrible, cold, dark, and long.  But we have seasons.  We have variety.  And we don't take a great weather day for granted because there is no guarantee that tomorrow will provide another.

Soon it will be warm enough for Steve and I to take our lunch breaks outside in the park.  I'm looking forward to that.   Downtown St. Paul is gorgeous.  For now, we'll take brief walks to the Landmark Center (pictured) for lunch or to the James J. Hill Library for books (duh.).  No fun books lately though.  I'm studying for the MCAS (Microsoft Certified Application Specialist) Exams.  Nothing too hard, but I feel the need to brush up on my mad skills.  Isn't the library so great when you don't want to spend shoe money on books?  Heck yes it is.



Sweater:  Liz Claiborne, thrifted
Necklace:  Target (?)
Purse:  free gift with purchase, DSW
Skirt:  Rescued from Elaina's donation pile
Socks:  Mommy hand-me-downs
Boots:  JCPenny


9 comments:

J.Me. said...

I love this!! It looks great. And go mom!! I love my mom, but she would never have something that great. :)

Pippa said...

LOVE the JCPenny boots :)
Aww the building looks like a gorgeous disney movie castle :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ohh i love that skirt on you! and YAY spring is here!! it's so pretty here too (though still a little bit chilly) and i couldn't be happier.

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Cute outfit Jill and happy weekend:)

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Lisa said...

Those boots are killer - and I'm a sucker for the knee socks over boots look!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Good luck on the exams, how interesting.. you can study for those at the library? Awesome! Lovely picture- I like the pretty background you captured.
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eek said...

Yes, having seasons is probably a good thing. We barely have them here down in Houston!

I love your look! The boots are a perfect match for that skirt and your proportions are spot on!

Kristen said...

That purple with the skirt is fab! Love the boots too.