Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Summertime and the livin's easy.


Yesterday felt like spring. It was almost fifty degrees, and the sun was shining and I was wearing a light coat and sunglasses, and although there was not much green I could feel it trying to come out from behind the whites and browns of a New Hampshire winter.

I woke up this morning to grey skies and flurries, to a forecast of at least ten days of snow, and cold weather yet again.

I miss the summer. I miss skirts and shorts and tank tops, I miss browned skin and barbecues. I miss warmth--heat, even--and sunshine on my head and cold drinks and late nights waiting for it to cool down.

I've planned a summer party for this weekend, for our writer friends in New Hampshire. We are turning the heat up and wearing summer dresses, making Mexican food and drinking mojitos. It's not quite July, but it will do for now.

3 comments:

B-Gabbard Fam said...

How can one wish for pumpkin season and summer at the same time? Only you, my beautiful sister!

Joanne said...

Cute idea. Have a fun party. I hope you get some real spring soon.

Chelsea said...

Jealous. Even if we turned the heat up, I don't know if we could fake summer. It's snowing here this morning as well, and I have a cold, and I would like summer to come NOW. Please.