The sun is shining today with temperatures in the 30's... it's about as warm as it's been since October! I am definitely getting antsy for spring. I thought a trip to Hawaii would cause us to be ok with the rest of winter, but not so! I am ready to be outside again, for people to come back to the area, and for flip flops. But March is here, so hopefully it won't be too much longer!
Nothing too exciting is going on in the Parrott household. Perhaps the most exciting this for us recently is that we got a new couch and chair set! My boss is in the process of building and moving into a new home, and was looking to get rid of her set. It's a million times nicer than our old set (may it rest in peace in the church's youth room) and so comfortable! We were happy. A big thank you to those who helped get it in! It's no easy task to get a huge couch up to a second floor condo unit with only a small winding staircase.
Anthony and I don't have a lot planned for this weekend. Which is a nice thing because this week has felt really long and really busy for some reason (it really wasn't much different than a normal week). Tomorrow (Saturday) night, we are hosting 2 students from St. Olaf College. Their band is coming to play at the Sami Center (our theater/auditorium) and then smaller ensembles will be playing at various churches. A flute ensemble will be at Good News, and 2 of them will be staying with us! It should be a fun adventure.
It's been a while since I've blogged, so I don't think I mentioned the wonderful surprise visit from friends last month. Anthony was in on it, but managed to keep it a secret from me for quite some time. 3 of our best friends from college came and surprised me, and we had such a good time! I was thinking it would be spring or summer before we would see faces from home, and it was a perfect pick-me-up for February (or any time of the year, really). Speaking of visitors, my parents are coming out in a couple of weeks to spend their spring break with us (they both work for the local high school)! I am really excited to see them and spend some time with them. Hopefully some of the restaurants start to open up by then :)
Welp, I think that might be it for today, folks. Sorry for the not-so-deep post, but like I said it's Friday and my mind is not running too deep today :)