Monday, May 6, 2013

Walking the Waterfront

It has been hot here all week. Hot enough to feel like the middle of July... and I feel cheated. What happened to spring? I want to wear my spring jacket and hat and tights with my skirts for a while longer. I'm so not ready to be sweaty all day, for my face to be uncomfortably hot and bright red and to not being able to find any clothes that are comfortably cool. Ugh.

Summer is my least favourite season. It's just so uncomfortable and sweaty. I'm so glad we have air conditioning this year... I just hate having it on all the time, and especially already. It's only the beginning of May for goodness sake!

Anyway, that's my little rant for the day. I really should be more grateful for the beautiful weather we've been having. I wanted to make the most of it this weekend, so Pat and I went for a walk along the waterfront. I didn't bring my camera, but I did snap a few pictures with my phone.
It was gorgeous. We picked the perfect park - it wasn't busy at all and had free parking on weekends (compared to another one a few blocks down with paid parking... odd but bonus for us). There was a lovely breeze coming off the water, so it wasn't overly hot. I even wore my jacket for most of our walk. In the end, I did take it off as it got hotter along the paths that weren't by the water - and I ended up with a sunburn. Ugh. Less than 20 minutes in the sun and half my chest is bright red. Yes, only half and very unevenly.

One week before I'm a bridesmaid (in a strapless dress). Awesome.

Can someone please remind me what is so fabulous about summer?

OK, fine, I'll take the blame for this one. I really do need to remember to slather myself in sunscreen at least once a day. And I need to grab something with a higher SPF: 30 doesn't quite cut it for me.
I just hope the redness fades in a week's time. It wouldn't be so bad if I could actually tan, but no such luck. Good thing I think blindingly white skin is much more attractive than a tan. See, the swans agree with me:
Anyway, one more week until our trip! I can't wait!!! Even better - we're going to the mountains so it's bound to be much cooler (last time we were there in mid-July, it snowed). In fact, I'll need to pack a few sweaters along with my t-shirts. It's going to be bliss! Besides that, I am so looking forward to an entire week of relaxing, soaking in hot springs, hiking and celebrating my friend's wedding. It's going to be good!


Angie said...

Summer is awesome for hanging out at beaches, and swimming in the lake and campfires and long nights. For cottaging and camping, and canoeing down the river. For sunshine and flowers (and now playing tennis across the street) :)

Lizzie Barbie said...

Gorgeous blues