The reason I haven't been sharing many pictures around the house lately is because I've been living in a dark hole.
This Summer, with unusual for here temperatures, rising into the upper 90s and even 100 degrees, it has been unbearable.
Due to this, I've had all the curtains drawn all day every day, for weeks, trying to keep the hot air out.
Funny thing is, I remember the first year I moved here, at the end of August 2011, thinking that I could live without air-conditioning. But it only got into the low to mid 80s, which is our "normal" this time of year.
Last year, it was a little warmer than usual, so I bought two stand up air-conditioning units. One for upstairs and one for downstairs.
Looking back, I could laugh at myself thinking it was hot in the high 80s and low 90s.
Have I mentioned that I'm not a fan of Summer?
Growing up in southern California, it was basically... Spring, then Summer, then Spring, then Summer and so forth.
Judging by all the people that keep moving there, this is everyone's dream.
So, I promised my little girl self, as I watched my brother jumping in the pool, while I watched White Christmas on tv, that when I got older I would live in a place with more than two seasons.
And I've kept that promise.
I just didn't plan on heatwaves.
Anyway, today, just before I drew the curtains on the west side of my home, I noticed the sun streaming in and took a moment to enjoy the light.
And then wished for Fall to arrive very soon ;)