Sunny Sunday

There is much that needs doing this afternoon – laundry and vacuuming, some small work projects brought home from the office, packing my suitcase (more about that later!) -but here I sit at my kitchen table, the remnants of dessert (vanilla yogurt topped with fresh strawberries) next to me, tapping away at the keyboard and watching “that brilliant orb” settle into the western sky.

 Lord yes, believe it or not, it was sunny here in southeastern Michigan -all day.  And all day yesterday.  And all day the day before.

Only those who have lived in the midwest in winter know how rare an occurence that is.  Three days of solid sunshine, no wind, moderate temperatures – surely a gift from God.

So I let some indoor things slide, and took the doggies for several walks.  Imagine their ectasy on feeling dry pavement beneath their padded paws!  Magic went flying down the street, plumed tail high in the air, a definite manly swagger in his shoulders.   Even Molly, usually sedate and ladylike, broke into a run just to catch up, and they trotted happily shoulder to shoulder, occasionally bumping hips like the two best friends that they are.  I tried hard to ignore their dirty paws and mud spattered undercarriages and allow them their moments of glory.

But now that the sun has dipped below the horizon, an amber glow waning behind the rooftops, I’ve got to accomplish a few things.  Like laundry and vacuuming, some small work projects from the office, packing my suitcase…

Oh, I promised to tell you about that…

Well, (lucky me!) our good friends have invited us to spend some time in with them next week at their timeshare in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Needless to say, I’m really excited.  But I have to pack a suitcase for this trip – I’m so accustomed to going to our house in Florida where I have everything I need already there, that I think I’ve forgotten how to pack! 

So tell me, do you have any good packing tips for me?


8 thoughts on “Sunny Sunday

  1. The only “packing tip” I have is — pack me!!! LOL!!

    It was sunny here today — it was bliss!! My son had his bedroom window open for awhile and I could hear birds singing!! Gave me hope for spring!!

    Vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit?? One of my favourite things!! I was just going to get myself some — but I have blackberries and I’ll add a bit of granola!

    Have a wonderful time in Arizona…and whatever you forget to pack, I’m sure you pick up there!

  2. Roll any clothing that you are able to – it saves quite a bit of room. Of course, you may have to iron it when you get home! And if you will be checking your bag, make sure you have enough essentials to get you through a couple of days in your carry on. That’s the end of my wisdom! Oh, and don’t leave your sunglasses at the airport.

  3. Beautiful country you’ll be seeing, and a good time of year to be seeing it. I have no packing tips for you – I always pack more than I should, not able to pin down what I’ll need. I’ll be curious how you do…and will certainly look for others’ ideas, like the ones Marcy offered. I’ll be flying to Utah later this year and will need the help getting my camera gear, computer, et al and shoes and clothes for two weeks in two suitcases!

  4. Have an awesome trip! and though our winters in Boston aren’t as bad as I hear yours are, I def. feel your pain! Enjoy the AZ sun! And say hello to my brother if you run into him. He lives there.:)

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