June 28, 2007
Well, the kids are off school for the summer (since last Friday at noon), and it's been wonderful: bike rides, board games, card games, baking with helpers, movies, and occasionally eating breakfast or lunch out.
However, it has not been summer. Today I've been wearing jeans with a turtleneck and a sweater over it all day long (when I wasn't also wearing an extra layer of a lined raincoat zipped all the way up). I am still freezing. Actually right now I am tucked up in bed fully clothed, with a sheet and three layers of blankets over me, plus the laptop warming my lap a little more, and my hands are still chilled.
It's been mostly rainy or overcast since we can remember (although we had a few glimpses of the sun today now and then, so we know it is still there), and should remain so for at least the next five days.
So we thought we'd take advantage of this and go even farther north to how much less like summer it can get in Scotland. It's supposed to be around 43-63 degrees F up there (6-17 C). The high is only a couple of degrees different from here. Overnight train will be our method of transport - it'll be the kids' first time for both the new territory and the train bunks.
Still, despite the unseasonable weather here, I am really appreciating relaxing with the kids and not driving back and forth to school on a strict schedule.
Off to make a warming and hearty spaghetti bolognese for dinner...and maybe we'll get to summer salads sometime later.
Tightly wrapped rosebud from my back yard
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I think the weather is crazy all over! It's rained almost every day here for the past few months (or at least feels like it) and we haven't even had one day yet that's reached 100 degrees. Feels more like Seattle than Texas!
Posted by: Lori Bailey | Jun 28, 2007 11:36:24 PM
Well, it is summer in Virginia...high 90's and humid. The AC is on almost all of the time. So we have decided to go where it will be even hotter: Costa Rica! Have fun in Scotland! We head for the airport at 4:20 A.M. tomorrow! Your mother loves and prays for all of you!
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Jun 29, 2007 10:27:27 PM
Or you could come visit us in Boise for the Fourth of July week to warm up. It's supposed to be 94 today, 100 by the fourth and 104 on Thursday, yikes! On second thought go see Scotland, but please be extra careful around public transportation.
Posted by: randall | Jul 1, 2007 4:05:34 PM
Brrr sounds like a cold summer. Such a pretty photo of the rose. Hope you get some warmer weather soon.
Posted by: Helen | Jul 4, 2007 9:15:33 PM