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Degrees of Summer

May 27, 2008

This morning, Scott and I (and the rest of the Metro) woke to a beautiful sunny morning. Except it was 40 degrees outside. And there’s a windchill.


I know that Jessica (in Florida) would counter with “It’s 85 degrees here with 92% humidity. And it’s 10 a.m.” But I still argue that there is something HORRIBLY wrong with waking up on May 27 and having to dig out the gray sweater you last wore in March rather than putting on the cute white skirt and t-shirt outfit you had imagined wearing the day after Memorial Day. It would have looked so nice with the purple lilacs that are in bloom.


The white-haired man at Byerly’s who rang up my turkey sandwich this morning may be right, “We’ll be wishing for a morning like this in another month,” but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Summer is too short as it is here in MN, and I don’t want mid-April highs (62 degrees) at the end of May. I want a sun tan. Not wind burn.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. JessicainFlorida permalink
    May 27, 2008 11:16 am

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Oh no! It’s only gonna be 72 degrees today. How sad.” Let me tell you, there is no looking cute in your white skirt and t-shirt when you are sweating. No outfit can overcome the sweating.

    Still, my suggestion for your outfit blues is COME TO FLORIDA!!!!! You can wear all the skirts you want and it won’t be 40 degrees here again until November…if we’re lucky.

    Plus, I’m here. 🙂

  2. May 27, 2008 6:09 pm

    Oh Hunny!…I hear ya! I hear ya!

    Bennett had the annual Memorial Day parade in that 40 degree weather with windchill. One kid got hypothermia during practice!…no really! That is why they have a medical person on board.

    This was the first year they marched the downtown and then out to the cemetary…yeah…that’s a long walk….did I mention it was cold? Plus this was the first parade with an hour long practice so they were not “conditioned” as they would be later in the season.

    Grace and I along with about a dozen other parents have to walk alongside the band with the water coolers & first aid fanny packs….yeah…windburn….

    The ceremony was a good hour with the band standing the whole time. It was at this point, one of the Drum Majors turned white and was led away to the sit with the medical person.

    The marching, the windburn, the standing, the time, seemed a small inconvenience compared to the sacrifice this holiday represents to our country.

    Nonetheless, it did require an early bedtime for all.


  3. May 27, 2008 7:10 pm


    P.S.—-I completely agree with Jessica!


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