Hankering after a little heat

my happy place

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun…

I know in a couple of months I’m going to look back on this post and want to kick myself for saying this, because our apartment is basically a big greenhouse, but I am SO looking forward to summer right now.

Don’t get me wrong – the weather has been just fine in Vancouver.  In fact, as I write this, the sun is shining brilliantly and everything outside my window is green… but it ain’t warm.

For a kid from Ontario who’s used to basically 2 different seasons – summer and winter – where one transforms instantly, spectacularly, into another, the actual existence of 4 distinct seasons out West can be difficult to accept.  Spring just seems like such a freaking tease.

Here I am, sitting inside, the sun blaring off the cars on the highway, but if I venture out there (which I do, with puppio, a few times a day – for those of you who worry about my burgeoning agoraphobia) I have to wear a sweater and my jacket.  Until a couple of weeks ago I was still wearing gloves! And HOLY CRAP, I am so, so tired of socks.

I’m ready for shorts, and skirts without leggings for backup.  I want to take off my sweater and tie it around my waist like I did in 5th grade.  I want to steal Thomas’s linen shirts for bathing suit cover ups.  I want to slather on SPF 50 and then pretend to be tanning!  Goshdarnit (Dagnabbit!) I want to be WARM ALREADY.

Until the weather cooperates, unfortunately, I’ll just keep visualizing an internal roaring furnace, schlepping around in my slippers when I just can’t face the socks, and sneaking daily peeks at our honeymoon pictures in Antigua.

Le sigh.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted May 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t know you honeymooned in Antigua… JEALOUS!

    p.s. I feel like you probs read up on lots of stuff before starting your independent work adventure. In case I’m right… would you mind sharing your resources?!

  2. lex
    Posted May 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Sure! I’ll round’em up and post them here soon :)

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