How do I get time to post in the middle of the day? Send the kids outside to run around in the 7° sunshine!
If I believed in karma, or mirthful weather gods, I might fear that we have a cruel and stormy summer ahead, because this winter, and here I really should use quotation marks to make it “winter,” has been unlike any I can remember. Looking back at February, I can see only TWO days where the high was below zero. Usually, I suspect, it’s almost ALL the days. January was a bit colder, but still – highs above zero on 21 of 31 days.
On Monday, just Naomi and I went down to the lakeshore to the National Ballet for an open class in honour of Family Day. After the class, which was led by a real – and very pregnant – ballerina soloist from the National Ballet company, it was simply too beautiful down there to come home. So we hung out along the boardwalk, checking out the hundreds of probably-shvitzing ice skaters at Harbourfront. It felt like everybody in the city was there… and no wonder. Look at that water; look at that sky!
(I realize she looks very bundled-up in these photos… I assure you, there was no need for such wrapping, and my own coat was flapping open. The sunglasses, however, were very necessary; it was so bright that I couldn’t actually see these pictures in the LCD screen when I took them with the sun behind me.)
Anyway, yesterday was cold and rainy/sleety/slushy … and now it’s back up to 7ish and sunny. To my future self, the summertime me who will surely be dealt a freak snowstorm or ice shower, I apologize. This amazing weather feels like buying on credit; I don’t believe in karma, but in the back of my mind, I believe someday we’ll be paying for all this beauty.
How’s the weather by you? Are you stuck somewhere having our miserable winter for us?