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Soakin’ In The Sun At 25 Degrees

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For any of you that don’t live in Northern Minnesota – you’re going to think I’m nuts.  And maybe I am!  But after the coldest winter in MN history (since something like 1917) and a stretch of overcast, gloomy days –  I NEEDED SUN!

I peeked out at my deck this afternoon and saw the tiniest of walkways open by the house, so I pulled open the sliding glass door and looked out.  Low and behold, in what is probably the ugliest (but sunniest) outside corner of our house, was a piece of deck completely clear!

A fist pump, a ‘YES’ and a quick run to my garage for a lawn chair and I was about ready.  OK, so this chair isn’t in the best shape ever with a broom handle holding the bottom together and paint on the arm.  Let’s just say it’s well-worn.  Besides, I love that my sister-in-law Jane made it years ago for my husband.  It would aptly serve it’s purpose for today.

I quick grabbed my book and out I went.

Sitting and soaking up the sun.

The temperature outside was 25 degrees…above zero.  Nothing like the many days below zero (like down to -50) we’ve had this winter!

Was I in my swimsuit?  No.  I opted for my yoga pants, fleece jacket and scarf.

Did I care?  No.

Thank God for sunshine…warm sunshine.  The kind that makes you feel alive again.  That makes you realize just what a compliment the writer of the song “You Are My Sunshine” was giving as he sang it to his loved one!  Yes, I am a romantic, in my mind I picture him writing as his little child peacefully drifts off to sleep.

I’m leaving my little chair there.  I have high hopes for this weather.  I may be a bit delusional right now considering there’s a Winter Weather Advisory out for tomorrow saying we will get more snow, but I’m leaving my little chair there.

I’ll be back little chair.

And you and I will lap up some more sunshine together.

Ahhhhhh.

You are my sunshine…my only sunshine…you make me happy…when skies are gray…you’ll never know dear…how much I love you…please don’t take my sunshine away… (she sings softly to herself as she smiles, eyes closed, face turned up into the sun).

Oh!  Just in case you’re wondering, we have lots of snow left.  This is what I was looking at when I didn’t have my face pointing up:

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It’s the little things in life that help us survive the big things (like 6 foot snowdrifts in March with more snow on the way)…

Patty O

ps…I say it’s the ugliest outside corner of our house because, as you can see, it has the fireplace vent and the dryer vent, complete with fuzzy lint blown out – and NO I didn’t clean it up before I sat down or before I took the picture!

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Snows so deep at our house I threw my dog out the front window today so he could go chase the squirrel instead of letting him out the door. He didn’t have much of a drop since the top of the snowbank is higher then the window :) The squirrel got away, but I got that yappy little $#!t of a dog out of the house! He was beside himself drooling about the squirrel. :)

    March 20, 2014
    • That’s so funny! Especially your ‘description’ of your dog! Hahaha!

      March 20, 2014
  2. Good grief. :) Glad you got out and soaked up some sun. I hope there will be more of those days soon to come. Patty, what a pile of snow! I like the chair… :D

    March 20, 2014
    • Thanks! I hope so too! Isn’t the chair great? It’s very comfy too! Have a great day!

      March 21, 2014
  3. Yes! I’ve been eyeing up my chair, too. Darned snow storm today.

    March 21, 2014
    • I’m hoping they’re wrong Sharee!!! Although it sure is gloomy already this morning…bleh. Have a great day dear friend!

      March 21, 2014

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