Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Fall is my favorite season. Usually there’s a crisp chill in the air, but this week has been mild, even warm. It makes me extra-thankful that I can control the temperature in my office. Some days I turn on the heat; others, the air conditioning.
Monday, November 7th, 2011
A fellow Georgia native reminded me that D.C. generally has an absence of giant roaches. This is a huge plus. We grew up with the large, flying brown roaches – my least favorite of creatures I’ve come in contact with. It gives me the willies just to think about them.
As I suffer from Fall’s allergy attacks, it’s nice to remember one of the things I love about my local climate.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
This is one of those things I feel kind of frivolous about praying for, but I prayed that we would have good weather! We enjoyed sunny days for the most part and comfortable temperatures, and I am VERY thankful!
Friday, September 16th, 2011
‘Tis the season! I’ve been rejoicing with friends about the advent of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, pulling out jeans and hoodies, and just the general boost that a slight chill in the air brings. Fall is my FAVORITE season. Today is our first truly fallish day, and though it will probably get back into the 80s next week, for now it’s pure happy.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Yesterday I took a walk in the park near my house. I love having a park within walking distance. There were kids, dogs, runners, and families out enjoying the evening. Taking in some green scenery and hearing a little babbling water can do wonders.
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
We complain when the weather forecast is a little off. It rains when it’s not supposed to; it snows one inch instead of two feet. But without weather forecasting, we wouldn’t know that a hurricane is on its way. We wouldn’t have time to prepare. Areas couldn’t evacuate. Who knows how many lives are saved because of meteorology?
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
I grew up in Georgia, where large roaches are a summer staple. They are one of my least favorite things on Earth. One thing I love about where I live now is the absence (for the most part) of these horrid creatures. Small spiders and ants – our local varieties – I can deal with.
I’ve mentioned my friend who lives overseas, serving in less than comfy conditions. Just so everyone can appreciate the relative bug-free-ness of your own surroundings, I am going to share an anecdote from her “new” house:
“We pulled the kitchen cabinets out in order to clean behind them. Antiseptic, hot water and soap all failed to cut the grease, so we had to use paint thinner. When we pulled the cabinets outside, we thought it would be good to spray them with bug spray before we painted them. When we sprayed the bug spray in a hole in the wood, HUNDREDS of roaches (I am not exaggerating) starting flooding out, covering the ground around us.”
Now, have sweet dreams this evening!
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
One of my favorite things to do in the D.C. area is visiting Wolf Trap. It has acres of gorgeous greenery and an outdoor theater. You can picnic on the lawn and see terrific performances. Since it’s set apart from the urban areas, you can actually see the stars there at night. Tonight I laid back on my blanket and took in some stars while listening to Alison Krauss and Union Station.
Monday, July 25th, 2011
So calming, mesmerizing, relaxing. Mind-clearing.
Monday, June 20th, 2011
I generally hate humidity. People always say, “But you grew up in Georgia. Aren’t you used to it?” Yes, meaning I probably hate it more than you do. BUT… I went to Las Vegas for a few days and came back with a new appreciation for humidity. After a couple of days of very dry eyes (made worse by wearing contacts), I was ready to head back East, even if it means a soupier climate.