Monday, April 20, 2009

weekend of sun

Wow. Some sunshine in my life goes a long way toward making me a happy girl.

found heart

This weekend felt like a different world. Partly because of the sun and all that it brings out of this city and the people in it who all patiently (or impatiently) waited out the long, grey winter... Barbecues, shorts and short sleeves, mowed lawns and gardening, drinking cold drinks and playing games on the lawn, cats stretched out in windowsills, children riding bikes, frisbees...

Plus, the return of old friends from days when there was less responsibility in our lives, when we spent entire days lazing about together, being silly and talking about nearly nothing important, playing video games late into the night...

And then there are the things that are new in our lives, that combined with the old, just make everything the way its supposed to be, and oh-so-right... precocious, beautiful children, talk about our careers and the things we're experiencing in our diverse lives... and of course, you know you've all grown up a little when the side dishes at your potluck grow up past bags of chips and store-made potato salad into green beans dressed in a white balsamic vinaigrette, strawberry-mango crisp, grilled salmon, and other delectable morsels.

Oh spring, disguised as summer, you have been a blessing this weekend.

4 comments:

Cheryle said...

We are blessed in our corner of the world. And we have a few more days of this glorious weather to enjoy!

rebecca said...

i like that "spring, disguised as summer". ain't that the truth!

pink sky said...

sounds perfect... though i also remember the days of sleeping til noon and staying up late into the wee hours of the night playing scrabble and drinking and talking and listening to loud music. and you're right, the grown up food is so much better :)

Liz said...

What a wonderful weekend, and that picture is stunning.