Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stayin' Cool

We finally got some sun here in the Pacific Northwest and it was wonderful! No matter how much I thought my brain was going to boil inside my head, regardless of the fact that the sun was squeezing every nano-ounce of water out through my pores, and despite being seven months pregnant, I loved every second of our 90 degree day.

90 degree days in the Seattle area are a rarity. Maybe, if we’re lucky, we get one or two each summer. But today, I especially enjoyed the heat because we’ve just had two weeks of cloudy, rainy, chilly days. I was beginning to think that the sun had gone away forever and I was beginning to forget what sunshine felt like. Thank you weather for refreshing my memory!

I love the sun. And I have the pictures to prove it.

Yes, this is me swimming in the Puget Sound. Even on days like today, the water remains a stubborn 50 freezing degrees. But I grew up swimming in the Sound. Those with the guts, a little patience, and the ability to talk their mind into doing something insane will be greatly rewarded. As soon as the numbness overcomes you, swimming in the Sound’s frigid water is both fun AND refreshing. Just watch out for the seaweed. And the jellyfish. And the bottom dwelling crabs.

Ok, so maybe the life jacket was a little snug… I think even baby liked the water.

To the buoy and back!


LL said...

Looks like fun!! and you're totally rocking the maternity swim wear :)

the dragonfly said...

Hooray for sunshine!!

PT-LawMom said...

Aw, you look so cute! Great swimsuit.