Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Land of Perpetual February (TM)

Welcome to Bummerville, population one. And her name is me.

My mom flew back to Utah yesterday. We miss her.

We crammed as many touristy things into her two weeks in Seattle as possible.

Here they are, uncaptioned and out of chronological order because I'm both lazy and tired:

I miss my mom. She made these first weeks in Seattle much easier to bear. And as a bonus she gave me an excuse to get the touristy crap out of the way so that I am free to sit around my apartment and think about how warm it must be in St. George.

I'm trying not to let Seattle win. I will not let these clouds get the better of me! But you know what? Sunshine is kind of important to me. I never realized how important it is until this morning when I stumbled out of bed, went to the window, twisted open the blinds, and cried. Literally. Tears falling out of my eyes because it was raining.

They were not tears of joy, just to be clear.

They were the tears of someone who dreams of summer all winter long and has moved to the Land of Perpetual February.

One time Macey was in an extra complain-y mood and I told her that for every complaint she had to tell me one thing she was grateful for, so I suppose I owe you this:

1. I'm grateful that I don't live in Egypt.
2. The treadmills at our gym have TVs on them, so I can watch Three's Company or Guthy Renker programming to my heart's content while I run. I guess that's all that's on at 8:30 in the morning.
3. The Mary Tyler Moore show is on Hulu.
4. Trader Joe's pre-packaged crunchy slaw salad. I love you.
5. These guys:

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Paxton said...

Haha, the land of perpetual February! :-) you crack me up!
We should talk again soon. Sooner than that last 3 week hiatus we took when talking. July will be better. But just pretend the sun is out. that's what we all do.
Oh and buy yourself a fun umbrella ;-)
All my favorite thrift stores are an hour south of you... sorry!
But Bellevue has some killer thrift stores too (that's where some mighty rich folk live...)

Cathy's Blog said...

I have to agree with you Elise on the weather there and in Oregon. I like the sun to be out even if it is 110 degrees (dont like that either but its better than rain) outside. I am sorry your mommy left you to come to Utah but happy for me cause I get to spend some quality time with her that I haven't been able to for a loooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggg time!! Your mommy is the best!! How long do you get to stay in the land of Perpetual February?? (Notice I didn't say when do you get to leave?!!) You could go see your Auntie KiKi in Oregon, that would at least kill a few days and I know she would love it!! She could show you some great sights. I miss you and your family!! One day I will get down there when your back and come see you!!

Marie Says Yes said...

dear elise,
february is the month of romance. so you and your honey can make out ALL SUMMER LONG!!!
see? i've solved all your problems.