Sunday, April 26, 2009

what happened to spring? the weather went from cold and rainy to hot, hot, hot!

on Thursday i was wearing winter clothing, and today everyone's out in summer whites. i love summer, but my favorite season is spring, so i feel a little cheated. although i think the weather will drop to the sixties by Wednesday. but summer is definitely coming up! my dad set a date to open the pool, and fixed up the porch slats that came loose over the winter. (in truth he'd like nothing better than to be riding his motorcycle now, but the doctor ordered no riding for a little bit because he got stitches on his finger-I'm wondering if my mother paid the doctor to say that :) )

we're getting ready for the first barbecue of the season. i was sent out to buy all the barbecue staples. along with the entire rest of my community. everyone's carts were piled high with hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, pickles, corn, coleslaw, baked beans, and condiments. sister 2 was put to work making her potato salad, and the rest of the jobs got delegated to various members of the family. the salads were made, the meat was grilled, and the corn....well the corn did get cooked, but the husks were never removed. there was alot of good-natured ribbing from the family and neighbors...but that corn never did get eaten. as usual we had way too much food left over, even though everyone did their part in eating the food, including a cousin who inhaled two platefuls of potato salad and three hot dogs.

I brought out the bottle of Sun-In, and spent the day studying in the sun. although this weather makes it very difficult to study. but it means that I've got three weeks left till the the end of the semester. and then I'll be a quarter of the way through nursing school.

I'm looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

just hoping it's not a train coming through


הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Yeah, I went out in pants and flip-flops yesterday, and felt insane to not have been wearing shorts instead.

odlelay said...

Spring is actually a myth. Technically the year, with 12 months, gives you 3 months per season, but it's really about 6 months winter, 2 months summer, 2.5 months fall, 2 months varying year by year between summer and winter, and 1 week of spring.