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Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's All Right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter 
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
and I say it's all right 

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces 
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
and I say it's all right 

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes... 

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting 
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, 
and I say it's all right.


A while back, Chloe and Sophia were arguing about which song they wanted to listen to in the car.  Chloe wanted "Sun, Sun, Sun" and Sophia wanted "Little Darlin'."  While they were busy disagreeing, Joel quietly found the Beatles CD and put on the song they didn't realize they both wanted.

Since then, it has become the soundtrack of our lives.

On Monday it was 95 degrees here on our little peninsula.  That same day it only hit 83 in Phoenix.  Oh the irony.

We hardly knew what to do with ourselves in such heat--nobody around here has air conditioning--so we escaped to the beach with friends.  I would share pictures, because I did bring my camera, but I sort of forgot my battery.  The minute I got it out of my bag, The Maestro asked me if I knew "what kind of power those things run on" and that's when I realized I left one battery on the charger in the wall and the other one on my desk.

Oops.

It was kind of nice to say to heck with practicing and homework and chores and just enjoy the sun.  We stayed for about 3 hours, after which we had to run home and feed the missionaries.

The weather has continued to be warm (although not quite so hot, thankfully) and sunny and beautiful this week.  We have taken long walks every evening, and for a couple hours each night I just lie on my bed reading in the sunshine from my window.  I am like a cat.

Last night, we noticed that it still wasn't quite dark yet at 11:30 pm.  You know when the sun is gone, but that gorgeous blue remains for a while?  (I just recently learned that is called The Blue Hour, or L'heure Bleue.) 11:30 pm!  And it's not even June yet!  I can't wait to see what the summer solstice is like!

After a winter of freezing to death, I am finally warming up again and thawing out.  Increasing my Vitamin D levels.  Basking in the sunlight.

And I say it's all right.

18 comments :

  1. Man.... it is quite a blessing for you cold-blooded people. :)

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  2. Ooooh, sounds yummy! We are having our coldest May for the last 50 years. It rained and hailed today.

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  3. I love that time of the year in Alaska when the sun never seems to set all the way and it is twilight all night. Later when the sun doesn't set enough to get even that dark it is fun as well ,particularly for parents who want their kids to go to bed, but fail to convince them its time.

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  4. You don't have a/c?????? Most uncomfortable. I'm glad you got to go bask at the beach.

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  5. I'm sitting here in sun that is finally warmer than 70 degrees, and I can't even tell you how good it feels. Although I am monumentally jealous of the beach trip.

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  6. I love this time of year, when summer begins and I'm too relieved to be sick of the heat yet! :)

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  7. Still light at 11:30 is amazing!

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  8. Sun warms more than the outside of ourselves.

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  9. What a gift to have - a long long evening dusk, and extra warm spring weather. I say its a reward for suffering the extreme coldness for your first northern winter!

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  10. Oh Paul with that dreamy voice! Such a good song. Your girls have great taste in music. And I am jealous about the sun. I think the hottest it has been here thus far is 75. UT, the end of May and only a handful of times has it even been in the 70s. Crazy! And that is crazy that it stays that pretty blue color for so long. Jealous! But not of all the snow you get during the winter. You can keep that. :)

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  11. Can you send a little bit of heat our way?

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  12. I think I know what song will be stuck in my head all day. And guess what? I just barely got an order for a set of articles (that I will be writing for the next two days) about SUNROOMS! Crazy!

    Glad you're finally thawing out, Kitty.

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  13. Holy Cow...95 degrees already? That is warm. We don't have air conditioners around here either so I hope it never reaches the 90's... but I am looking forward to some more 70-80's. It's been raining here all week and I miss the sun! Enjoy it why you have it!

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  14. Good for you leaving practicing and homework behind.

    Sun and enjoying family does wonders.

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  15. we had a little bit of sun this morning and now back to the cold and rain. I am intensely jealous!

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  16. I love the Blue Hour. I never knew it had a name!

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  17. Awwww.... Here I sit catching up with you and I find your link. I loved that. Thank you so much - you made me feel all squishy inside.

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  18. One of my favorite songs (on my favorite album of all time)! And apropos, too, because here we're going on a month with only a few minutes of sun to show for it. A little vitamin D would be nice right about now...Ah, the Pacific Northwest.

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