Monday, March 3, 2014

Searching for the Sun

Weather fake-outs are the absolute worst. I've lived in Portland my whole life and the sunny weather we had on Friday shouldn't have fooled me, but it did. It was gorgeous. The temperature didn't quite add up to the scene outside, but it had me dreaming of flats and heels. Had me aching to re-introduce corals and mints back into my wardrobe. Had me ready to put the scarves and gloves and jackets into another closet to not be seen until November.


But I know better, don't I? I know the Portland that I've lived in for 26 years. The Portland that makes it perfectly okay to stay in bed until noon on a Sunday and snapchat all your friends about it. A Portland where the local coffee shop is bursting at the seams with people who crave being socially antisocial just like me. Where we're all out in public, but lost in the glow of a laptop or the pages of a book. I know that I'll need a hooded jacket for the next three months and I know I'm crazy to think that one sunny day in February can change the entire season. 

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I suppose I just wanted the sun coming out on the last day of February to mean something. I wanted the song that the birds were singing to be just for me. I wanted it to mean that brighter days are coming, that this time around everything is going to be different. I didn't just want it. I needed it. 

I needed this ray of light so much that I decided to be it for myself. 

Rather than lazying about the house I got some great things accomplished this weekend. Like a closet purge, meal prep, workouts, laundry, girl chats over too much wine. Like a trip to Trader Joe's, Walking Dead catch-up, starting House of Cards (um-yeah!) and my favorite of all - several posts scheduled!

Scratch that, my favorite of all was the excuse to wear a hat in public. Because I love hats.  


Even though the sun didn't come out for me this weekend, I've got all the sunlight I need right here in my heart. 

That's all for today. My apologies in advance if I'm quiet this week - the start of the month is always my craziest work schedule. I'll be the busiest bear in my office chair. Wish me luck!


19 comments

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

It sounds like you had a productive weekend and that your tail might be wagging a little bit! Loving the bear obviously!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i wish toronto would give us a taste of spring. today is -29 and will be like this until wednesday. ugh, so over this.

and i also purged my closet this weekend. after five years of chaos, i`m finally getting my shit together and organizing my closet!

-kathy | Vodka and Soda

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

You can totally rock that hat you look adorable! That bear gif is cracking me up....he's like oh wait yup I got this....he looks like he's trying to get into a yoga pose xoxoxoxo

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Freaking love that bear trying to get into the chair. That's how I feel today- ready to keel over and nap under my desk like a hibernating bear. Come do some food prep for me and let's watch House of Cards together so I can feel like I am getting my act together?

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

It teased us here in Boston too. Are you in Portland, Maine or Oregon?

LG @ thelaurelgazette.com said...

good for you with the closet purge!!!!!! doesn't it feel great? sounds like you had a very productive weekend. i could use some of that over here!

Ashley said...

I feel ya! I need some sun. SO over the snow here in MD! Counting down until spring!!! Going to try to get some organizing done today and try to be productive like you, girl!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Lazy weekends are great but there is something to be said for having a productive one! I think it makes Monday's better too because you aren't worrying about catching up on all the stuff you were supposed to do over the weekend but never did. We are going to start House of Cards this week and I can't wait!

Melissa Suggitt said...

i dream of a place where it rains instead of snows and isn't -50c

Tracey said...

We kind of have a taste of Spring here...we have the sun but it is absolutely freezing! I want the warmer temps!

Helene in Between said...

if i could look that cute in a hat I'd be rocking one all the time.

Alex[andra] said...

What Helene said, for sure!

Yes for Walking Dead! Since I don't have cable, I'm always a day late on it. Which means I'm excited to watch it tonight!

brooke lyn said...

who needs sun when you have wine and meat?!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

Cute hat!!! I need one.

Kasey Lynne said...

I suck at meal prepping. Help me!

Rachel Sedaker said...

I wish bears weren't deadly, because I want to hug that one. I feel like I totally missed out on the sunshine in my work cave on Friday, but I am feeling that Spring is on the way!

Kelli Gilbert said...

you are so cute!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I would killllll for some rain instead of snow. You look so cute in a hat! I hate you!!!! ;)

his little lady said...

Yay, I love hats too! You look too cute in them :)
xo TJ

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