Apparently we're experiencing a heat wave.
Today was the first day back at work since this "heat wave" started (I mean, it's nice weather but I would by no means call it a heat wave).
I have an hour commute to work each way and lately I've been spending it reading books because I've challenged myself to reading more this year than I did last. This morning, however, I decided I wanted to catch up on my unread posts on bloglovin. I am terrible at being consistent in my reading of bloglovin posts. I let them pile up and pile up until there is no end in sight and I end up just marking everything read and then just missing everything. I must get better at that.
As I was finishing I took notice of how nice the sun felt on my face, how I could feel the heat through the window and let my eyes slide shut. I was listening to the beautiful Tim's House by Kate Walsh and I pumped it up so the little notification turned yellow to warn me that I was heading into the land of "high volume" and enjoyed the vitamin D.
I used to hate closing my eyes in any form of public setting. Remember back in school when for whatever reason your teacher got a bright idea and said, "Now class, I want you all to shut your eyes and imagine..." my reaction was always "Nope, not happening, not with these bozos in my class."
But now that I've been commuting 2 hours a day for nearly 4 months (as of this week! When did that happen??) and rare is a day when I don't at least doze for 5 minutes. So it was especially nice this morning to be able to do it with the insides of my eyelids blazing orange and feeling the warmth of summer timidly coming to say hello.
I took a photo this morning in the park but it really doesn't look all that impressive looking at it now (don't you hate when that happens? You take a photo of a beautiful moment or scene and you look back at it afterwards and it kind of looks... flat?
Anyway, here, have one of the king of the household catching some rays on the balcony a few weeks ago. I think it's pretty happy summer's on its way.