08 July 2010

Lazy, Not Quite Hazy Days of Summer

It's the kind of summer day in Juneau where a glance out of the window rewards you with a view of trees so green against a sky so blue they look like pieces of fabric laid next to one another on a quilt. Even the float planes, shuttling tourists to and fro along the Channel, sound lazy and content. Yesterday was our first sunny day in two weeks or so, and was therefore accompanied by the usual "first sunny day in awhile" jitters of an entire town who felt it necessary to get all their outdoor plans finished in one day while the good weather lasted. But today Juneau relaxed, having gotten its chores done yesterday. It took a walk or skipped out on work. It hung its laundry out to dry in the sun. It finally wore the sundress it's been saving for months, letting its skin enjoy the feel of the sun and 70-degree air.

Today, I woke to Tillamook arranging himself in the sill of our open bedroom window, a position he had no intention of leaving for the majority of the day. Kip was at work, and Heather came over for a quick breakfast before we headed to the Birth Center for a tour (she's training to be a doula) and my now-fortnightly appointment. Bean's growth was declared to be 'perfect' and we celebrated with a slow breakfast at the Sandpiper. Later, the breeze poking its head through our living room window whispered, "A nap!", and we both took its suggestion. The afternoon might include a hike up Mt. Roberts or galoshing around the tidal flats. Or maybe those will be tomorrow; the weather is supposed to hold out for a few more days before we all cover ourselves back up with moss and trade our Tevas for Extra Tuffs once more.

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