Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Early May Grey

It's not always sunny in San Diego. We are now approaching the weather phenomenon of "May Grey" and "June Gloom". It's a time where the Marine layer covers the coastal communities with a thick layer of fog and gloom.

For me this year, the May Grey has arrived early. I knew it was coming, had expected its arrival. But it's still a shock to wake up one day and realize that the sun was gone.

Perhaps it's my mood in general, though. This year is so different from last; health-wise, training-wise, work-wise. Things are definitely changing - not for the better or worse. But still changing. And while I'm doing the best I can to go with the flow and use the tools that I have - sometimes, you just hate the May Grey.

And yes, hate is a strong word. But apparently it's how I feel about May Grey right now, so I'm going to use it.

But all hope is not lost, and just because the forecast calls for a little fog for an undefined amount of time - it doesn't mean the sun has disappeared entirely. We just can't see it - but we know it's still there, sending its shining rays across blue skies. Trust me when I say that I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the sun again.

And not that I condone drinking on a weekday before 5 pm, but sometimes all you need is a cold brew with a great friend. Yes - this was part of our Monday afternoon, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Take that May Grey!

For what its worth - tomorrow I'll look for sunshine. But today, I'm feeling pretty yucky. Nothing that a good rehearsal and/or batch of Swedish Fish can't help...but I'm still missing my sun.

10 comments:

Beth said...

Hang in there Marit!! Your sun will be back...eventually. ;)

Jennifer Harrison said...

Hang in there, Marit! :)) The sun is here in Chicago for once! i can share though!

Clair said...

I feel that way all summer in San Francisco. Hang in there, the sun will shine again soon!

Scott said...

I was feeling kind of grey today. After going to the YMCA for my swim and treadmill run after work I stopped by the grocery to get some prok chops for the grill. I left the store with said pork chops and a bag of gummy bears. Best shopping trip ever!!! But swedish fish would be a close second in my book.

Melissa said...

Ohhh, ick. I hope the sun comes back quickly! Weather really does have an effect on people (I'm one of them!). Mmmmm, beer.

ADC said...

I love that picture. You guys look awesome on it. I think your Sun got lost somewhere with mine. Hope they are having a good time and the rays appear soon. But we MUST plan this summer's adventures. Your place or mine, we should do it!

Rebecca DeWire said...

I had no idea that there was any downside to living in San Diego. Hopefully the sun comes out early this year! That is a great pic of you two.

Stacy said...

So sorry to hear that the gloom has descended. The sun will be back before you know it!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Swedish fish always make me feel better! :) Sorry about the grey...I hope it gets sunny soon!

Midwestern Dot said...

The best way to beat the May Grey? Why a date with the two most loving, caring and compassionate men in the world...Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry! (Bowl optional, of course!)