It’s Monday and that means it’s time for me to talk about “What’s New” around the kids belts factory, locally, nationally or the world. So, what’s new around here? Beautiful weather (in case you didn’t gather that from the title), that’s what. It has been rainy, dreary, tropical stormy and all around gloomy for the past few weeks. As someone who has gotten used to the gorgeous Florida sun, it has put a damper on my mood.
Ok, I know that I come from Oregon and I should be used to never ending rain, but there is something about the sun down here. Once you have been around it for any length of time, you get addicted. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good rain storm (usually around 3:30/4:00pm every day during the summer for about 30 minutes), but days and really weeks of rain wear on you.
Not to mention, it wears on the kids being inside all the time, ALL.THE.TIME… Seriously? Rain with thunder and lightening? I can’t even let them play in the rain to get out some energy. They sit in the house and entertain each other for all of 5 minutes and then they are at each others throats. Needless to say, I am so very thankful that today was beautiful out (except for our regularly scheduled afternoon sun shower). For those of you who haven’t experienced one, yes, it actually is sunny and rainy at the same time, so weird.
I’m not really a “beach” person, but I tell you what, days like today make me want to change my mind. The relaxing sound of the waves, the soothing sea breeze, the smell of the salt water, the warmth of the sun on my face, a good book loaded on my iPad… Yea, I might just change my mind. Wouldn’t you?
Days like today make me wonder how anyone could not love this area. Sure, it has it’s faults at times, but man, a beautiful day can erase all of that.