In the past ten days my prairie city has been a changed place- instead of late winter snowstorms we’ve had sunshine, instead of a windchill we’ve had humidity, and it has been amazing! All the snow and wind have vanished and instead it’s patio and t-shirt weather. I’ve never experienced anything like this, and it’s so amazing to have spring when my American friends are enjoying the beautiful weather!

Exhibit A: the photo on the left was March 8th, and the photo on the right was taken on March 18th.

I’ve been taking advantage of this window of summer that I can, because who knows how long it will last- though I’m personally hoping it stays until November. I’ve been taking long walks with the dogs, listening to podcasts, reading on the deck, cuddling the German Shepherd I grew up with while we babysit her for my mom, getting my favourite summer clothes out, and seeing matinees at the movies. Anything relaxing that makes me feel like maybe I’m really on summer vacation before my last year of high school.

Only I don’t have any math classes to dread & there’s no friend drama to worry about ;)

These are a few snaps of what life has looked like from my point of view lately…

clockwise from top left:
1.  Tofurkey dogs cooking on the BBQ in a beer & onion bath
2. Our weekend houseguest Kona, my mom’s german shepard x husky
3. Mal sleeping in a ball in a sunbeam last weekend
4. Amber helping me shoot a video blog, using washi tap to level the camera

How do make the most of the first days of summer?

I need tips for fun I can squeeze in before a snowstorm blows in! :)