Tuesday, January 20, 2009

HERE'S what they were talking about.....

While I was very vocally complaining (May through September) about the 115-degree summer, kind friends here kept saying, "Oh, you'll love being here when it's winter. You'll love it here." So I waited. And waited. And waited....to be happy about the weather here. (Trust me, I love everything else very much.)

Today, it happened!! I was joyfully shocked to find that the sun was shining out of a bright blue sky, and no goosebumps raised on my arms when I dropped Reed off to school.

Then I got home, and it was still warm. (Sometimes I think it's warm and then I'm tricked because it's NOT.)

It was 63 degrees. (Just SAYING it is like a blanket on your shoulders or the sun rising at 5:30a.m. instead of almost 8:00a.m.......) I knew it was a good time to tackle one of the huge jobs I've been purposefully procrastinating since.....well, since May. When we moved in. I cleaned out the garage. The finished product wasn't as incredible as the end picture in my mind, but I cleared about five feet of space, which means that when Phill comes home, he will easily pull the car into the garage, without having to maneuver around the bookshelf and stroller and three bins and two bags, etc., that didn't belong in the garage in the first place. And there are no marshmallows on the garage floor, and no more secret spiderwebs in children's playing blocks. YAY!

And in my busy goings-on, I had barely any time to think of how much I wish Phill was home and not in his car on the way to San Antonio (barely). And I took the babies to the library. And I took the crap to D.I. (And I watched a guy donate a toilet, while I loudly guffawed in my car, probably the perfect picture of Crazy to any onlookers.) And I vacuumed.

It was a good day.

Thank you, 63 degrees in January.

10 comments:

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Oh how I envy you!!! It was 20 degrees, maybe nearing 35 at the highest here. :( BBBRRRR!!! Enjoy it while you can.

At least warm weather may help lift your spirits while Phil's away. You're so strong! Good luck!

Lara said...

Yes. I moved to Phoenix in August and I thought I was going to die. Until January. Then I figured it out. It's a great place to live. Where I am now is not such a great place in January. Thankful for my St. George Saturdays! BTW. I'll be thinking of a place. I'll let you know ASAP!

Sarah said...

I am so wanting the 110+ because you can go and be at the splash pads etc all day! No more boredom for kids...ahh!

Your garage looks great!!

Nicki said...

great post - yours always are! That weather sounds great right now - and congrats on the garage cleaning - mine is still out there...waiting.

Nicki said...

great post - yours always are! That weather sounds great right now - and congrats on the garage cleaning - mine is still out there...waiting.

Abby Hanson said...

NICE. I was curious about the weather here because it's been uncharacteristically (wow what a long word to type) COLD. While you were having your lovely 63 degrees, it was 43 degrees here! It was colder in TALLAHASSEE than in ST GEORGE. Something seems wrong there. :) And then I checked Orem, only to discover that for Tuesday & Wednesday, our high here matches the high in Orem. And your high on both days is HIGHER. How weird is that?

Good for you for cleaning out your garage!!! Want to come help me move now?? Blech. I've moved EVERY time I've been pregnant, but this makes the first time for being pregnant and having moved TWICE. And I thought Eric not being in the military would somehow keep me in one place longer? :) Of course....I realize it's not like our last move practically cross country and am grateful we're moving within the same apartment building -- but STILL, that IS a whole apartment worth of stuff to shift and redecorate and reorganize....Ah well. This too shall pass.

Suzanne said...

I love the winters here and I am slowly getting use to the HOT summers (and hot spring and hot fall).
It was great having Phil stop by, I was asleep but he and Cody stayed up and talked, Cody was so happy to have him, he is welcome ANYTIME, there is always a place for him to stay (all of you are welcome anytime).

Kate said...

I do miss the sun. I am glad it was a good day.

Heidi said...

80 degrees today when we sent our history co-op out to the yard to play. It's weird... The plants in our yard are so confused.

Qait said...

Well that makes me fume enough to go write a post about our -22 degrees weather. >:( RARG!
And good job, Rae. You're a good mommy and wife.