Windchill …

There is something that I don’t think that I completely understood until I started running seriously again in my 30s. When my runs became longer and earlier. I think living in Southern California also seemed to lessen its’ impact so it wasn’t really an issue. But I am definitely aware of it now. And days like today, it courses right through me!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you avoid the windchill!!!

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The sound of rain …

I should be irritated. It woke me earlier than I normally wake up. And it immediately made me think of 10 things that I needed to do because it finally showed up. Thank God I took the trash cans out to the curb last night! I also resentfully decided that I wasn’t running in it either. I cursed it’s unpredictability.

But not for long and definitely not like I used to.

As I have grown older I don’t mind it. Before I saw it as an indicator of a more difficult day. ESPECIALLY when my crew was really little. But now, not so much. It’s nice. It makes me feel cozy. And a whole lot LAZY. A friend recently described me as the busiest person that they knew. So maybe a HAULT in my normal routine is something that I have come to appreciate. Trust me, it doesn’t disrupt my day to the point where I turn into a NOT busy person. But it’s enough to slow me down and it allows me enjoy a few peaceful moments that I would have missed otherwise.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you enjoy the sound of the rain!!!

I am taking matters into my own hands Mother Nature …

Where we live Fall is more a state of mind. We have a few hints of Fall weather here and there, but honestly, it’s just a less hot version of summer. Typically this doesn’t bother me, but some years I can’t wait to get a glimpse of changing leaves and cooler temperatures. This is one of those years. And since our weather is just barely cooperating I have decided that today is the day for an autumn adventure. If Mother Nature isn’t brining Fall to us, then we will go and find it!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you take matters into your own hands!!!

Hot and cold adventures …

I have traveled around California quite a few times. However, after traveling up and down the state several times over the past year I’ve come to two conclusions. First, California is beautiful. I have lived here since I was two years old and I can’t believe how much of this state is still left to be explored. It seems like each and every mile of it contains a breathtaking unique element that is just waiting to be discovered. And that brings me to my second conclusion. There is no rhyme or reason to California’s weather temperatures. HA!

But no, really.

In the past few days of travel alone we experienced a 50 degree swing in temperatures. That is just crazy! We saw temps in the 50s and at one point we passed through an area that was 109 degrees. Whoa. Seriously California, make up your mind!

Well, I hope you all have a day filled with hot and cold adventures!!!

Waiting for something big …

Southern California is supposed to be getting some serious rain today. So far, where I am, it’s been a little windy and somewhat rainy. It’s been quite a few years since we have had any considerable rainfall, so I’m not sure if all the “hype” is going to be realized in a Noah’s Ark size storm. Perhaps we’re all just a little shocked that it’s actually raining again. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where something BIG happens!!!

I hope it doesn’t touch you …

We have rain. Finally. It has literally been the talk of the town for days. Everyone I know was checking and comparing the weather apps on their phones. First my app said no rain whatsoever. Then it had rain predicted for the past two days. Nope. No rain. At least not where we live. Until today. And it’s good, because we need it.

Incidentally, I still don’t like rain. Actually, it’s nice to look at and listen to. But I tend to have the same feelings about rain as I do when I visit a zoo. I don’t mind the experience as long as I don’t come into direct contact with anything. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where it doesn’t touch you!!!

Winter (and I like it!) …

It has been a very long time since we have experienced the cold, wind and rain all in one day around here. But today, we did. And get this! I actually liked it. So weird.

Well, I hope you all had a day that felt like winter!!!