Saturday, August 21, 2010

August ... Summer?

Honestly, we've tried not to complain but, seriously ... will we ever have a summer? We've had maybe a handful of days over 70 degrees and 4 days over 80 degrees - which were difficult because they appeared and disappeared sooner than we could adjust to. 65 degrees seems to be the norm and clouds, clouds, clouds, dark clouds frequently. Fog and drizzle appear from time to time - tomorrow is likely to be drizzly as well. I get up each day looking for something summery that will keep me warm. Call me quirky but I hate wearing winter clothes in the summer. Today I spent two hours in my comfy chair in the living room, snuggled under a blanket trying to get warm. I seldom get a chance to snuggle in my comfy chair so I didn't feel a bit guilty. Todd was sleeping (in between 12-hour shifts) and the kids busied themselves without disturbing Mom (for the most part).

Enough mild ranting. Chad is still enjoying his volunteer job at the museum. I took Alec with me last week to pick up Chad and we toured the museum a bit. Before I saw Chad, I met the lady that hired Chad and she told me how pleased they are with him. That makes me very happy.

I'm still trying to find a book to follow Tolstoy - no luck, yet. Big shoes to fill.


3 comments:

Cate said...

Oh dear! I spent time on the couch under a blanket trying to get warm yesterday too - but at least it is winter down here!

Hope that that you do get some summer weather in before autumn really hits.

Cate

Cate said...

Oh dear! I spent time on the couch under a blanket trying to get warm yesterday too - but at least it is winter down here!

Hope that that you do get some summer weather in before autumn really hits.

jugglingpaynes said...

We've only just gotten some rain and cooling temps after an incredibly hot and sticky summer. I think the annoyance comes from a lack of change in the weather. I remember getting so tired of dark and dampness when it rained almost every day in July last year.

I hope you have gotten some much needed warmth and sunshine. I'm welcoming the rain right now, but give me another week of weather like this and I'll be crying for some sun!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina