Scene from Saturday

The sun finally decided to make an appearance today after what felt like weeks and weeks of nonstop rain. It was warm and bright and refreshing. None of us wanted to come inside, so we spent as much time as possible outside. We read down by the river, squealed at a big snake (which Rob thinks may have been a cottonmouth…), watched some rafters, wrote letters in the grass, and started our annual farmer’s tans. It was a glorious day, and I am so excited that tomorrow is supposed to bring more of the same.

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Sunshine And Happiness

“I’m not a doctor and I don’t know the technical terminology, but I do know that sunshine activates our happiness glands.”  ~Jessi Lane Adams

Beautiful, warm sunshine, how we have enjoyed your visit. The past few days have been absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, the weatherman has informed us that you won’t be back for a while. I know this is true, because the walk to school today was completely different from the walk home. The sunshine that brightened our morning was replaced by gray skies and a cold breeze.

I thought though, that if you could see how much we all enjoy your visits, we might be able to convince you to hurry back. It is only while you are here that Remi will sleep on the kitchen floor, and oh, how he loves it.

But you are not ours to keep, and so with great fondness, we say farewell. Others love and deserve your warmth as much as we do, but please hurry back to us. Things just aren’t the same when you’re away.

A Touch of Springtime

I try not to whine too much about the weather since there is really nothing I can do about it, but I must say that the last couple of months have been downright cold. If it hasn’t been in the single or negative digits, then the wind has been so strong that it has felt as though it were just as cold.

Not today. Today I felt the spring in the air. The sky was clear, the sun warm, the wind relatively calm. It was glorious. It was the kind of day necessary to remind you of what is to come. The mid-winter warmth that helps you make it through the next couple of months. 

We headed down to the park to soak up some sunshine. Lots of other people had the same idea. I suppose that when the warm days of mid-winter finally arrive, you better take advantage of them.

It was hard to see the sun go down on our beautiful day. The wind had picked up toward the end and I was afraid it was going to blow the cold back in. Not yet, I silently begged, please, not yet.

The weather report confirmed that I have no idea what will happen with the weather. It is showing temperatures in the 40’s all week. I think one day we might even hit 50! So, it is nearing the end of January and we have a week of warm weather ahead of us. It looks like we just might survive this winter after all.