We have had such a long and miserable winter, I walked out the other day and there was this bright thing shining directly in my eyes that I was not familiar with. I moved my head left and right to try and rid my eyes of this uncomfortable feeling but to no avail. Has it been that long? Could I have possibly forgotten what the sun was? I can’t even remember where I put my sunglasses, as I laid them in retirement so long ago.

I am happy to report that sunshine, yes, the same sunshine Arizona/California have selfishly been hoarding for the last couple months, finally found it’s lost long friends in Milwaukee, and I couldn’t be happier about the whole situation. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a little chilly, but we were mid fifties yesterday which felt pretty good. So good that I was outside in a short sleeve shirt and some capris as I worked on projects. We have such a short window for summer clothing I feel like I need to start them as early as possible. Here are the top 5 things I’m looking forward to about the warmth…
1. Being able to pawn Hallie off outside when we get on each other’s nerves. She gets to play with her car, wagon and stroller and she’s in heaven. Granted I have to be out there the whole time supervising, but it gives us the necessary space we both need sometimes.
2. Lawn care/Landscaping! We spent a lot of time last summer doing some major landscaping, but we focused on the front yard. Now it’s on to the back yard and a garden.
3. All the projects I’ve been completing in the basement, can now be moved outside. Less toxic, less fumes, it’s a wonderful combination. I’m in the middle of refinishing a sleigh bed for Hallie so this weather couldn’t come at a better time. I can strip/sand it in the driveway as she walks around the circle.
4. Color- it has been so long since my face has seen the light of day. It takes me so long to get color I’ve got to start early, that way by Halloween people don’t mistake me for a ghost again!
5. I can’t wait to be able to walk down to the local Chinese restaurant, grab our take out and walk to the park and enjoy our dinner. Chinese food just doesn’t taste the same without flecks of sand and grass blades! Bring on the summer weather, we’re ready!