Dreaming of Warmer Weather and a Raspberry Lemonade!

As I sit here recovering from a lower back procedure I had done earlier today, I find myself mentally retreating to images of warm summer nights, especially when I look outside on this dreary day.  It somehow makes it easier to confront the cold of winter that has made its presence known.

I can’t see it, but I can hear the frigid air dancing outside my window spinning, curling and winding its way somehow through my front window.  A touch of cold air brushes by me as it touches my skin.  Goosebumps come alive!  I enjoy the newness each season brings.  However, this winter I find that I am ready to move on now to warmer weather!

For now my memories will have to get me through.  Until then…

I think about the fireflies that danced and hovered low across our lawn.  They moved so slowly.  The kids and I chased them and if lucky caught one…only for a moment though!  We let them go with their bright light casting a neon yellow glow…their wings carried them gracefully to a new distant place.

I think about the feel of the warm air as it embraced us just as if to give us a hug.   The air was thick with the scent of swimming pool chlorine and sunscreen lotion.

And with warmer weather comes a cold drink.  I imagine a drink that I had last summer.  It was a tall, frothy, pink-raspberry lemonade.  A sprig of mint dangled across the glass rim.  The sweet raspberry scent filled the air.  Sounds so good doesn’t it?

Oh well…for now I will make a cup of hot cocoa complete with fluffy marshmallows and enjoy visiting with Kim.  The cocoa will do, but I sure look forward to those warm summer nights!

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One thought on “Dreaming of Warmer Weather and a Raspberry Lemonade!

  1. Shirley Mullen says:

    Stacy, you’ve made me thirsty for frothy raspberry lemonade! I’m already looking forward to the warmer weather too. The hot cocoa with fluffy marshmallows sounds so good too and especially spending the evening with Kim. I hope your back is better sweetheart.
    Love you! Mom

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