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The weather makes the difference


My love affair with the south began in 1997 when I got stationed at Fort Lee by the Army. It reminded me of Washington state but with warmer weather. I love my home state but I also love warmer weather. Washington is beautiful and there’s so much to do and see if you’ve got money or not but at the same time all that grey and cold wears on a body.
After 7 years of living back in Seattle we decided to move the fam back to Alabama. It’s so much more laid back and of course there’s the added bonus of livable weather.  Take today today for example. After an overnight low of 34 we’ve now got 64 degrees. Perfect park weather for a certain little person who isn’t in school yet.
I will always love Washington and I always miss Seattle when I’m gone from there but you just can’t beat 60s in January and perfect spring temperatures starting in late February to mid March.


AM clouds follwed by afternoon sun

That’s been the weather here this week. We wake up to cloud cover that makes one believe there is no way the sun can shine so bright and the temprature be so warm as what it does in the afternoon. It got me thinking this morning, how often is life like that? Cloudy and grey and then BAM! brilliant, bright, and vibrant. We as people tend to focus on grey parts instead of the bright and sunny ones so here’s a challenge for us on the dark days recall at least three sunny moments in your life and see if it doesn’t make the darkness seem less dark. Or better yet why not challenge yourself to make at least one sunny moment a day. If we are striving to bring at least one sun filled moment into our lives on a daily basis there won’t be as much time for doom and gloom. Let’s try it and see how it works 🙂


I live in western Washington in the great Pacific Northwest, where we are know for our wet weather and now also vampiers that glitter amoung other things. The labels attached to this region for the most part are fair and true however there is one that tends to go without mention and that is just hoe deceptive the weather in this fair region can be. I woke up at 7 this morning to rain, left in grey skies but came out of class to blue skies and white puffy clouds. Not even a hint of the yuck weather that was around this morning. To bad it’s still cold……makes me miss the south even more.