Spring that is. Yesterday, I heard birds singing, and as I walked home from work (after the sun had been shining for 2 days), I actually saw grass poking out. YAY!!!!
My dad said the weather people said we had gotten 70+ inches of snow this winter, and the snow from our first big snowstorm in Dec, when we got over a foot, is still hanging out. I am so ready to get rid of it all. BUT, it needs to melt slowly or we are going to have some major flooding this summer, and considering Iowa had a bit of flooding a few years ago, no one wants more, some cities haven't even fully recovered from that flood.
I'm pretty sure everyone's ready for more sunshine and warmer weather, which I've heard we're getting next week.
Anyways, I was thinking about my birthday the other day (because my friend Karli's is next Sunday and she was planning a get-together). I was thinking it'd be fun to do something extra special for my birthday this year. Of course, it's not like it's a big birthday, I'm turning 27, but still. I haven't really done anything big in the past few years. A couple years ago, Kevin, Karli and I went out to the ledges for a nice afternoon in the water and some food. I don't think I did that much last year, Kevin did come over and give me this nice computer. We were going to go to the Good Guys Car show that weekend (my birthday is July 2nd, and they always come to Des Moines the weekend around the 4th), but he had the whole weekend off, so I said we should go to his parents house, cause he doesn't get to see his family that much when he's working.
Anyways, anyone got any suggestions for something fun I should do? I don't know how many of you know much about attractions in Iowa, so generalizations will be fine. I do have some time to think about it.