Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Has FINALLY Arrived!

The weather this Summer has really been weird. Beautiful, to be sure, but weird!
We have had record lows and slept with the down comforter on at night. I think maybe only one night all Summer we took it off the bed.

In the morning I wear sweatshirts (and sometimes in the afternoon, too!), and have not worn a pair of shorts all Summer long!
It has been glorious and sunny and blue skied.
Still, it just did not really seem like Summer.
But finally, in the past week, it has truly felt like Summer at last! Yay! I love hot weather!
So, since my hand is still healing and I have been able to do NO stamping (uuuggghhh!), I thought I would show you where I can go spend my time when I'm not able to play in my studio.

It's only a short drive from my house, and I have yet to see it crowded. I guess that's probably because most people in our area have their own pools or just go to the ocean. So, that's good for us ;-)
This is the little courtyard. It's a really pretty place to sit if you want some shade.

And the flowers are always so pretty and colorful all year round.

Here is one end of the pool. They renovated it about a year ago. It's really nice.

And the other end. It's so pretty to see the mountains, too. This day we had a little marine layer and it was not so clear. (Although, if you click on the picture, you can see the view better.) Some days it really looks amazing. And in the Winter it's awesome to be swimming and look up and see the snow on them.

And there is my husband, "doing his 50". He swims 50 laps every time he goes swimming, which is about 2-3 times a week, sometimes more.

Forget the laps. This is what I do best, lol. Sit in the Jacuzzi! :-)

So, now that Summer is really here and I still have at least a few more days before I think I will be able to stamp, I guess I'll just take advantage of this place and enjoy the weather. Our weather report says we are going to have sunny skies with highs between 84-87 degrees for the next 7 days. Still not super hot, but certainly good "sit by the pool and imagine what I will be stamping next" weather.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to leave your comments, as the blog candy drawing will be on Sunday!
Have a wonderful weekend!!


Unknown said...

Hi Sarah! How are you? The pool looks so fun and that shady area is gorgeous, I'd love to have something like that in my back yard! We don't have anything that nice around us.

I hope you're doing well. Hugs!

Pam W. said...

WOW. Looks like a bit of heaven on earth.

I'm hoping the hand is healing.

maureendb said...

Where is that pool and how come I haven't been there. Who know that Mike did laps. So much information about you guys that I didn't know in 1 blog post. Waiting for my SU order so I can make my cards for our group night. Might put in a PTI order too. haha Miss you!