Another Monday is here. I can't believe how the weather has changed today. It was snowing for a while earlier and then it was raining and now it's sunny and beautiful. But it's very cold out. I just went out to fill one of the bird feeders and couldn't believe the chill in the air. I am so ready for spring and warmer days. Having grown up in sunny Southern California I truly miss the sunshine after 3 or 4 months of the gray, foggy winter season here in Oregon. But when the sun does come out it is so beautiful because of all the shades of green here. And green is my favorite color. It makes me appreciate the fact that I live here now even though we have months of ugly weather. It doesn't get bitter cold here or rain terribly hard. Mostly we have gentle rains and no wind. I think I dislike the foggy days the most. I guess I am just glad that I can escape from time to time and drive to a better climate and enjoy the sun.
My husband and I both retired almost 9 years ago and moved to Oregon. We love it here. I had Lapband surgery in 2008 and I'm still trying to lose the last 20 pounds. I recently started quilting and I find it very rewarding and fun. I also love to cook and try new recipes.