Last week (St. Patricks Day) we had beautiful weather, 55 degrees. The kids and I spent the entire afternoon enjoying the weather; riding bikes/trikes, wagon rides, throwing balls. As I marveled at the beautiful weather, I noticed our Christmas lights still dangling from the gutters where they were hung almost 4 months earlier. How embarrasing! I wonder what our nosey neighbors were saying about us!
So I pulled out the ladder and removed the Christmas lights. The house seemed naked without them. I was half tempted to put them back up and enjoy them year round. Is it ever too early to get a jump start on holiday decorating? Not in this house!
Our neighbor friend stopped by with her kids and we decided there was not better way to end a day like that without a little BBQ. In any other place, I’m sure 55 degrees is not typically BBQ weather. What can I say, we’re a little anxious. In a matter of an hour we had thrown together an impromptu 4 family BBQ. It was great. I forgot what a hamburger fresh off the grill tasted like. Delicious.
As the sun started to go down it go colder and colder. My hands couldn’t function properly because of the cold. It was 55 degrees no longer, and dropped quickly. Perhaps we pulled out the BBQ a little early, we were anxious. But it felt good for the short time the sun was out!