Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Is It Summer Yet?

It seems that my mind is completely blank this morning-- I am resorting to talk of the weather.

Actually, I think the problem is that my brain is frozen.

Some of you may remember that I was born and raised in the middle of the Sonoran Desert--among cacti and roadrunners, and mid-summer temps of 113.

I like me some heat.

This morning the weather people were giving tips on how to dress appropriate for the sub-freezing temps. Apparently, the whole country is going to receive some sort of arctic blast this week, and layered dress would be appropriate.

Layered?

May I remind everyone that I live in the south. I am southern in the truest meaning of the word...and that word would be: It's supposed to be warm in the south. Birds actually FLY here to be WARM. And I don't dress in layers.

I'm thinking about starting a protest over winter. I believe I've had enough.

I can hear my friends in the Great Big North laughing. out. loud. 


Do you like winter? Do you like to dress in layers? What do you do to keep warm?

26 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh, I am SO COLD!!! My Texan hubby has had enough! Chicken soup for dinner tonight. Fireplace on non-stop. Did I tell you that I actually break out in hives when I'm really cold? Seriously. I.hate.this.weather!!!

O Mom said...

We are just finally getting our winter here in the 'inland' Northwest, and I love it! But the one thing I don't like is the layering, like socks AND boots. My feet are most happiest in flip flops!

Carpool Queen said...

I have resorted to wearing my scarf indoors. Even the dust bunnies deserved a little fashion....

Lindsay said...

oo so true! I am not sure what to do with all of this COLD!!!

whimzie said...

I kind of like the cold in short spurts because I like a good excuse to stay home and nest. I like to cook and burn candles and snuggle with my baby birds and the Papa Bird. I don't think I'd like more than a few weeks of this at a time, but I can handle a little bit of it.

Elizabeth said...

I like winter, LOVE fall, enjoy spring, and HATE summer. So this cold isn't fun for me, but it beats the 100 degree temps of August. Still, waking up to a house that will not get warm and having to put my kids clothes in the dryer just so they'll get dressed is not my idea of fun. I'd take 60-degrees anyday!

Oh, and layers are the best. I usually put on at least 3 just to take out the trash!

Kendra said...

I'm trying to talk my husband in to moving to either Colorado or Minnesota. At least Kansas City, because we don't get enough winter here. I love winter. Layers, sweaters, scarves, coats. Love them all! You don't have to suck in your gut, be tanned, or shave your legs frequently in winter. What's not to love!

meh said...

Kellie, my niece LOVED the personalized bag. Thank you SO much and you really should put them on your etsy page. My sis-in-law asked who my source was and I gave her your blog info.

The vicinity of my fireplace is my favorite spot these days. Stay warm, my friend!

Dana said...

Here in the deep south of Alabama, we are COLD!!! And I love it! To be fair, though, I may not feel the same way if I had to get out in it all the time. I figure I can always put on enough to get warm; it's the summer that gets me--only so much one can reasonably take off :)!! Hope you are having a happy new year.

Laura said...

Hmmm, We went to the top of Mt. Lemmon last week, it was 32 degrees, wind and no sun, I could handle that snow day for about 6 hours with the kids, And, Dan and I talked about how crazy people are to live in the cold.

Not to make you feel bad, but I had to run my AC yesterday and still in fip flops and shorts:) You'll be laughing when it is 113 here:)

Stay Warm!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

The cold is not my friend, either. I pretty much want to hibernate until it's over. I have been layering but only because there seems to be no other way to stay warm!

The Lord Family said...

I like seasons. I like to be warm in spring, hot in summer, cool in fall, and cold in winter. BUT--being Southern, I only like the extreme temperatures in SMALL doses. Usally combined with ocean breezes in summer and lovely snowflakes in winter.
As I am not currently seeing any lovely snowflakes, I'm a bit cross. But, thank the good lord for central heat and fireplaces.
And Snuggies.

Gretchen said...

Yeah, I lurve me some winter. In Maui. I cannot wait to win the lottery and spend my summers on Whidbey and my everyothertimeexcept Christmas on Maui. On Kaanapali beach. Watching the whales spout and wave to me with their fins.

Teresa Henry said...

I am not the biggest fan of winter, although I love to have my fire going. It makes the house warm and cozy. Layering is not my favorite, but in Washington that is what we have to do! I have on three layers right now...and if I go outside...one more will go on top of that. One of my favorite things to do right now in the winter is to make homemade veggie soup...the smell of it cooking and the fire going makes our house feel so cozy! And it is healthy and yummy!
Have a warm day!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

My husband just said last night that it will soon be spring, and I nearly cried. October - March is my favorite time of year. I LOVE winters...the layers, the cozy blankets, warm drinks and fuzzy socks. And flannel makes me swoon.

2cats said...

I am Minnesota born and raised. I atill live in Minnesota. I dress in layers. Remember the little brother in "A Christmas Story"? My arms are like his and don't touch my sides until Spring. I carry an emergency supply kit in my car.
I hate the cold! I hate Winter!
I want Spring! And I want it now!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

I got my fuzzy socks on tonight. But I know that you don't want to hear that. So...

How about you fly out here and hang out with us desert folk??

Tiffani said...

Girl..I cannot GET and STAY warm to save my life!!

We drag our electric throw to school, to the living room...we look like Linus!

I do NOT like the cold..I do not like layers..I do not like winter. Sam I am.

Becca said...

I'll tell you what, I grew up in Canada but I have no idea how I survived it. I want to cry it's so cold (here in GA) I hate to even leave the house to run errands or anything. It's so frigid!

Tanya (In the Dailies) said...

I'm with ya, girl. However, I love layers. I even wear them in the summer. Of course, maybe that's because I was never meant to live in this crazy climate ... Our high today is 29. :)

Amber said...

I'm freezing cold illiterate, too. And I don't do layers. Which just leaves me...well...cold.

My parents once had an opportunity to move to Alaska, and I begged them not to. I'm sure God's creation is gorgeous and all up there, but I was terrified of all the parka and muckluck wearing. And, of course, it is all about me.

Stay warm, Coffee Gal. Stay warm.

Sandy said...

This "global warming" is getting to everyone! Yes, I layer. I wear long underwear when I wear jeans, & I call them my "jeans liners" (Cuddle Duds). I wear wool socks, Gortex shoes (the water-proofing also keeps the heat in), turtleneck shirts w/sweaters, & a down coat when I go out. I was ready for this because I bought these things last winter before going to Germany/Austria in Dec/Jan. I love all the seasons, but this is a bit much for the south!

mimi said...

I actually like getting snowed in.....for a little while. Then I'm ready for warmth!

Hope it warms up in your town soon!

Sarah said...

I LOVE winter...but, I'm usually ready for a jacket free climate come mid-February.
This winter, we decided we take advantage of all the indoor activities we can: children's museums, the aquarium, etc....one BIG activity a month to keep us sane.
I think there is something peaceful about winter. I like that it slows me down and makes me stay home more. I like looking around at nature and seeing it "rest" for awhile. This year it has been a reminder from God to SLOW DOWN and rest.
Love your blog by the way!
Your sister in Christ,
Sarah

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm not laughing at you.

I do love winter though. I love layers. And you need to buy some SmartWool socks. Your feet won't be cold. SmartWool has an entire clothing line as well...wish I could afford to outfit all my Southern friends.

Amy said...

I'm more of a sun vs clouds person. I can handle any temperature, as long as the sun is shining and the sky is blue. That usually makes me feel happy and productive.