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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Because I miss Summer



I decided to post these pictures because I'm really missing summer right about now. They were taken towards the end of summer at the farm we "belong" to as part of our community supported agriculture membership. We were picking tomatoes, or "matos" as my little one calls them. Both of my boys love tomatoes, as you can see by the pictures. They love them enough to eat them like apples. They love them enough to whine for one one when they see them in the produce isle at the grocery market. Crazy, I know.

But I'm not here to talk about my kids' love of all things edible. No. I want to talk about summer. Remember it? The smell of fresh cut grass, the warm sun on your skin, watermelon, hamburgers on the grill, long walks to the park? Right now it's a balmy 40 degrees outside and that's the warmest it's been all day.

Maybe you're reading this from your comfy home that's located somewhere where it's still relatively warm outside. Like maybe you live in Arizona, or Florida, or maybe even Vegas. If you do, I envy you right now - but only now because there's no way IN HELL I would live in those places during the summer! No sir ree - I just want to ask you to please share a little of your warmth with me today - just a little. You probably wouldn't even notice that it was gone.

If you only came here to read my HASAY update - it's below so please read it. I need all the encouragement I can get at this point! Besides, maybe if I get up and get moving I'll warm up a bit!

5 comments:

Heather said...

Naaaa, I am happy it's finally winter again! Even though I just spent an hour shoveling icy snow off the sidewalk! I love the crisp smell of a fresh snow fall. And having tons of blankets on when it's 5 degrees outside. It's much better than dying of heat and taking a cold shower for a break from it!

Kristy said...

your kids are seriously cute!

Casey said...

I agree with Kristy, those ARE some cute kids! I'm here in FL enjoying the 70 degree days but you're right, the summers are BRUTAL. Every summer, I swear I'm picking up and moving north and then the winter gets here and I forget about it for a few more months.... hope you warm up soon!

goodfather said...

I miss Summer too!! I actually miss real summer, back in Spokane, WA. Summer is pretty lame where I live now, although it's warmer than winter.

jen said...

40 degrees you say?
right now ... here ... negative 9.

yes that is a -9.

brrr.
i miss summer too.