Today is April 4th. It is my niece Aubree's 8th birthday. It is usually a sunny, warm good time. Usually. The daffodils should be lush, the tulips should be popping and the trees should be beginning to burst with their allergens. Should be.
It is unseasonably chilly for this time of year and all that is springtime and cheerful is delayed. A glimpse at the 10 day forecast gives us one, just one day in the 60's. Can you even count 60 as "in the 60's"? Who knows.
I'm posting this picture because it's last July 26th. It was my birthday. I was tan. The warm sun is reflecting off of my back, my tan back. I was basking in the hot sun, in a bathing suit drinking diet coke with Shawn (of course, he was drinking lemonade but you get the point). So many of my favorite things in just one photograph. Indeed a thousand words are said but I'll spare you me actually saying them.
I'll end with a brilliant quote from my mother, "I hate winter."