4.01.2009

Sunshine above my shoulders

Since January and especially after Max moved to Barcelona without me, I kept track of the Catalan weather through a customized, desktop widget. As I suffered through the grey, damp, German winter, my weather widget told me that Max was enjoy near spring-like conditions in Spain. Day in day out for nearly 90 days, I saw clouds, while Max soaked up the sun rays.

A good wife would be happy for her husband's fortune, but I was green with envy. It wasn't too long before I created another widget--a countdown until the move to Barcelona--which accompanied my weather tracker and gave me hope that I, too, would soon see the glowing orb which had eluded me through an especially harsh German winter.

As the countdown ticked down--5 days, 4 days, 3, 2, 1--you can imagine my excitement. Soon, so very soon, I would no longer need those Vitamin D supplements because I'd be soaking up fortified, solar rays.

Only now that I've moved, I haven't seen the sun. This week, Barcelona is having German-like weather including cool temperatures, clouds, and lots of rain.

Did I bring the German weather with me? Have I offended Mother Nature and didn't realize it?

What's a woman to do when she desperately needs a lift and the gloomy weather isn't providing one?

She creates her own sunshine by changing her hair style, trading tired, old blonde highlights in for an even lighter, brighter, all-over, blond hair color.

What do you think?




(PS. No comments about my purple and green pajamas, please!)

21 comments:

Ulli said...

Love!!!

Sizzle said...

Looks fantastic as usual!

kenju said...

Adorable!

Rositta said...

Your hair looks great...I'm sorely tempted have to admit. I cut my hair really short so that's enough of a change for the moment. We don't have a lot of sunshine here either at the moment...ciao

The Daily Randi said...

Love it!!! I want to take that Short Hair Plunge soon...

xoxo,
TDR

Emily said...

Looks really good!

(Is that kitty in the background?)

eusmaca said...

Ohhh I like it.. and the weather around these parts suck as well.. we had overcast with temperatures of 80 degree and muggy! Meaning totally YUCKY all around.

Glad you are enjoying Barcelona chica!

J said...

funnny, you leave and Germany becomes sunny...lol

oreneta said...

My entire family is whining non-stop about the weather. London is quite lovely too, in a freezing cold/very very weak sunshine kind of way

Sue Jacquette said...

I LOVE IT!

G in Berlin said...

Thank you! I am enjoying the (chilly but) bright and sunny weather. Could you keep it for a while longer?

A Touch of Dutch said...

Lovely!

Mother Nature's just preparing the sunshine rays for you, while you are busy settling in. Though I wish for you to have the sunshine pronto-like. I would want it too, even while settling in ;-)

running42k said...

very nice

Mar said...

Very nice!!
It's highly unusual to have such rainy weather...this long!!! it can only get better, I promise!

hulagirlatheart said...

Cute hair! I like it.

AmyB said...

C-U-T-E! Of course, you're always adorable. Plus, the hair goes great with your purple and green PJ's! ;o)~

Hope the sun shines on your face soon...

essie said...

perfect!
you are ready to claim your Barcelona Throne!!!

:0)

Senior Advisor said...

A great look for you, as always!

swenglishexpat said...

Good move Diane. Very good. Makes you look younger. (Not that you need that, mind you. ;-) )

American in Norway said...

Looks great! Helllloooo Summer!

Jill said...

You're gorgeous whatever the hair color... :)