We are trying to squeeze the last drops of sunshine out of our summer. The evenings come upon us now, chilly and sunny. There’s that autumnal deception outdoors, beckoning with sunshine but lashing out with the sharp bite of frosty mornings coming soon.

Even though our skin is brown with sunshine and our bodies are saturated with vitamin D, as Seattleites we know that gray skies are rolling our way, destined to stay for days, weeks, months… It feels like years until May rolls around again and we can rely on the sky to share the warm, indigo view with us.

So for now, when the sun shines we roll out to the beach, to the park, to anywhere outdoors to soak up the last rays and squeeze as much sunshine out of the summer. There is grousing in the car on the way there, but once we arrive at our destination we never regret leaving the house. Because we know that when the Christmas lights come down in January, our eyes and hearts will reflect back to those moments when we did grab the bull by the horns and we stayed on the beach until the sun said goodnight. We will know we took all we could, all that summer had to offer, and that knowledge is a good dose of comfort during those cabin fevered days.


Enjoy your last days of summer!


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Squeezing the Last of Summer


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…