Monday, April 23, 2012

Little Bit of Life: Sunshine

We've just had the most glorious weekend in NW Oregon.
It was SUNNY!
And not just sunny ... but WARM!
Like, we're talking 80 degrees WARM!
(Thank you, Lord!)

Here's what happens around here when we get two days of sunshine:

  • I actually want to get out of bed in the morning.  (I know.  Profound.  Pathetic?  Probably.)
  • My house gets cleaned. 
  • My laundry gets folded.
  • The yard gets mowed.
  • The garden gets planted.
  • The weeds get pulled.
  • The lilacs start to bloom.
  • Lucy spends at least 8 hours a day outside (and loves it!).
  • My toes see the light of day ... hello, flip-flops!  I've missed you dearly.
  • I get to go shopping without my raincoat or my umbrella.
  • I get to wear sunglasses! (If you follow me on Facebook, you saw that picture already!:)~
  • The patio furniture gets to come out of hiding.
  • We barbeque and eat out on the deck.  TWICE.  
  • Daddy/daughter fishing trip down at the pond. 
In other words.....
It was heaven.
And in other words .....
I got more done in two days than I have in the last two weeks.
Okay, probably two months.

We may not get a whole lot of nice days for 8 months out of the year .... but let me tell you, when we do?  We sure do appreciate them!

Lucy, enjoying her strawberries on the deck ...

And sharing with Stella! :-)

 Chasing Daddy and the lawn mower around ....

Until he finally lets her on....
 and lets her drive!

Pure joy!

We're headed for 80 degrees again today .... I'm thinking an extra-long recess is in store for my kinder cuties this afternoon .... :-)

Yes, my blogging is still a little sparse lately.  
And no, I still haven't shared my other story like I mentioned I might do today.  I will soon.  I promise. 
I think you'll forgive me after you hear it.  

Happy Monday!


  1. Yes, these days are wonderful and productive! The same things were going on here at our house too:-) Wishing you another beautiful 80 degree day!


  2. Love it! It is sunny here but in the 40s so I won't complain...atleast we have our sun. :)

  3. So glad you had such a great weekend! I think I take our weather here for granted. Or maybe I'm lazy...

  4. You're kinda killin me with this "news" thing, lady!;) So we had our 80s the first week of March, now, not so much. Enjoy! I'm anxiously awaiting the warmth and your news!

  5. So happy you are finally seeing the sun!! We have been incredibly blessed this year...the sun has been around way more than usual. And the lilacs are starting...I can't wait!!

  6. awhhhh I heart your sunny day photos! And I love hearing about all of the great things you did! I love the sun and nice weather too, it makes the difference between getting a lot done or not! Anyways.... as always Lucy is soo darn cute! I wish I could come over and play with her... why aren't we neighbors again?


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