Tuesday, June 12, 2012


One of the things I enjoy about this area is the sky.  In Phoenix I remember it being deep, vivid blue.  Almost non-stop.  It was virtually cloudless except for the late afternoon monsoon storms that would blow in add some localized drama to the scene.  Here, we've got skies with personality - all sorts of different clouds blowing through, sunny one minute and cloudy the next, storms offshore, all kinds of things.

That's a good analogy for life right now: Charleston skies.  Dramatic clouds, peeking sun, fast moving storms....Just, well, complicated.  I used to joke that one of the easiest jobs in the country would be as a meteorologist in the Phoenix area where it's sunny, sunny, sunny, sunny, and hot, hot, hot, hot all summer long.  Here - they've got no clue, so you just prepare for anything and anything usually happens.

I'm very strongly considering driving to Texas this weekend.  It'd be nice to see my son for Father's Day, and I haven't been able to spend any time with mom in a while.  I've got a little time on my hands so all I need to do it hop in the car (or truck) and that'll be that.  I promise to myself not to do the Charleston to Dallas portion all in one day - I did that in the fall and I haven't forgotten how crummy I felt for days afterwards.

I had a very pleasant weekend.  The Spoleto event we attended on Saturday night was wonderful.  It was called "Traces" and was some mixture of dance, Cirque du Soleil type acrobatics, humor, and just plain fun (link here).  It's one of the two events that the box office guy recommended when I told him we'd like to go to two fun things....he was right on both counts.

Afterwards we stopped for 10-layer coconut cake on the walk home.  Yumm.  Sunday's highlight was brunch.  And a nap.  I can't remember the last time I took a nap.  But apparently I needed one....

So - that's that for now.  Perhaps a road-trip on the horizon.  I've done it a number of times before so it's not that big a deal.  But for some reason the need to spend a little time with family has become stronger recently.  I will listen to the callings...


Leslie said...


Except for Saturday when were you able to get a picture of a blue sky? I has rained everyday here in Myrtle Beach and I know from my vendor contacts in Charleston you have had as much rain as we have.


Jacob Rosen said...

Rush! :)