last week we had a heat wave. the temperature ranged from around 67 to about 88 degrees fahrenheit. on the first day that the thermometer rose above 80... i felt like i warmed up, completely, for the first time this year. our summer here, on the oregon coast, usually consists of temperatures in the upper 60's and lower 70's... days above 80 are very rare. i think i warm up at about 81. the warmth here (or lack of it) is the only thing that really bothers me about living here... or at least the only thing that bothers me that i have no ability to change. but luckily, there are many amazing things about living here that usually i don't even really think about it. only on days like this.... where we had a little taste of heat.... and now i am sitting here... cold... watching the rain pour down outside my window... missing the sun... that makes me stew just a bit.
i hear that we are in for another heat wave next week... so, i suppose a good watering is good if the sun promises to return again.
oh, those summer days... i am so ready for them. we really enjoy our sun when we get it. digging in the dirt. baseball in the cow pasture... a certain nine year old is falling in love with the sport (and his silly mama missed the sign-ups... oops). dinners outside and roasted over a fire overlooking a sunset on the river. talk of those dreams again... these dreams.
ah... yes... summer we are so ready for you here.