That’s a large portion of what our weekend looked like. And it felt like the dead of winter. However, we did have the bonus of a little sunshine ~ grilling ~ and patio eating before the blustery winter set in.
First off, our weekend started Thursday night when hubby walked in the door from work. We always enjoy these longer weekends every other week.
There was a nip in the air and a fire seemed to be the thing to have in the home. So hubby got started on it right away.
It was the perfect way to chill or shall I say relax all evening long.
When Friday morning dawned, another fire seemed the likely thing to have in the home while sipping that first cup of coffee.
The crackle, glow and warmth was much better than the heater.
But look out! Friday afternoon we had the most amazing sunshine along with (it seems) every window in the house open. From the screen doors to windows, the breeze was sheer bliss.
In springtime fashion, we lit the grill fires and enjoyed dinner on the patio. The new favorite thing on our baked potato is that peach mango salsa. So Good that we don’t need butter and all that high fat/calorie stuff on there. P.S. My plate is not the huge dinner plate, rather a small salad plate. And those are gilled onions there in the back with a small 2.5 oz serving of grilled chicken.
Saturday morning mother nature greeted us with some pretty massive winds, rain and hail. She was on a mean chilly winter streak and we San Diegans thought we were in the dead of winter.
Another fire was in the works but this time, I think that crazy wind affected the chimney and it literally blew the smoke back at us, filling our little warm nest with smoke.
Every window in the house was quickly flung open and soon winter greeted our toasty warm bones with a chill. True, it only got to 65 in the house, but for us, it felt like winter for hours as we continued to air out the house until the fire died.
We bundled up and puttered around getting a few more things crossed off the list.
As the evening hours settled in, we, in true hubby and wifey fashion, watched a few flicks and settled in for old man winter.
Winter lasted thru Sunday with more cold and rain outbursts. And I can still hear hubby say “I can’t wait for it to warm up.”
I have a feeling we’re becoming San Diegans having forgot what winter really means.
So this Monday morning, the weather man forecasts partly cloudy skies for this area and it still feels like winter. I think after a few days of winter, we will gladly take back our beautiful weather.
The good news, our apricot trees are in full bloom and I’m looking forward to more fruit in the days/months to come.
After this last spell of winter, I’ve already decided what I’m going to do in the next week or so. But it has to be a day filled with abundant sunshine. I can’t wait!
Blessings – Debbie