Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Pocketful of Sunshine!

You'd think I was headed to prison with Bernie Madoff next week! I've been seizing the days to soak up the sun. Not sunbathing because I get enough sun down here when I'm out and about -- but just taking walks and biking, having coffee with friends at outdoor tables, etc.... Seizing the moments before I start my indoor life next week!

The weather's been absolutely perfecto this week with highs in the 70's and sun, sun, sun. Overnight temps are still dipping down into the 50's, so the windows are open at night. The little birdies are chirping in the morning and the doves are mourning. And occasionally Mr. Bumpus is still providing that 6 a.m. wakeup call!

I realize sometimes I've forgotten what it's like to live in a normal four season climate. When I call my mother, she'll mention the snow or cold and it almost puzzles me. I feel like it's already summer! It definitely LOOKS like summer! Maybe that's why I have a hard time down here in Arizona keeping track of months and dates!

Anyway, I'm soaking up that sun now while I still can! Next week is supposed to be unseasonably warm with temps in the high 80's and even 90's, so maybe I'll be glad to be in that indoor A/C climate (and not paying to run mine at home!).


Jamqueen said...

Enjoy that sun--we have lots of sunshine, but no warmth yet! We are so lucky to have a solar room on our house--the cats & I gravitate there when we're inside--it gets up to 85 in there!

jeanie said...

We have lots of sun too but like Ann,no warmth yet. Our little house has tons of windows and 3 skylights so we can enjoy it.

Bennie said...

I wish I could say I'd forgot what the four seasons were like. It sounds like a wonderful place to live to me.

Good luck next week!

Isla Deb said...

It's kind of a double-edged sword going back to work. When I got laid off last year, I got used to having mine own time even though I was worried about finding another job. Then when I did find a job, I missed having that free time! Oh, well...I guess it all evens itself out. Good luck with the new job!

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks everyone! Ann, a solar room in your climate sounds great! And Jeanie, I bet your house is lovely! Bennie, it's a wonderful place in the fall, winter, and spring, but summer is HOT! So we treat summer like people treat winter in other places. Stay indoors except when you're in a pool! And Deb, I know it's going to be quite an adjustment for me. At least I'll know that every project I do has an end date!

Sue said...

Just catching up with your last few days of blogs. Enjoying the pictures, as always. I hope going back to work won't crimp your blogging. Good luck!