Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby, It's {NOT} Cold Outside

I do not like cold weather.

To me, this is so funny because the college of my choice...the college that I loved...in the town that I seriously considered moving back to...is in the mountains.

And it gets cooooolllldddd up there.

But quite honestly, I can only deal with cold weather for about a week and then I'm done.

I don't like wearing coats.  My feet REALLY don't like "real" shoes.  And I just generally hate being cold.

There is just about one time of year that I will tolerate the cold...and even hope for a little bit of cold weather...and that's at Christmas.  In NC, our white Christmases are few and far between...and I remember Christmases where it was cold, without snow...and I remember Christmases where the high was in the upper 60's.  Upper 60's is not Christmas weather. 

Not to mention that for the past two years, we have been spoiled with snow right before and even on Christmas.  Two years ago it snowed on the Friday before Christmas.  It was just about as perfect as any snowfall in NC has ever been.  It started snowing in the afternoon of the last day of school before Christmas break.  We were able to stay home, play in the snow and by Monday when it was time for me to go back to work, the roads were clear...so I didn't have to miss any work for the snow.  Talk about your Christmas spirit!  Then last year, we had snow that started Christmas mid-morning...and snowed all night...and we woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland the day after Christmas.  Another perfect Christmas gift.

This year, it appears that there is no chance of Christmas snow.  And this makes me sad.

This is our 10 Day Forecast:

This is NOT Christmas weather.

I need it to be cold.

I need to make chicken-n-dumplins.

I need to make chili.

I need to use my heated throw...Ok, well I have already used it...but it's not really warranted yet.

I need to see beautiful snow flakes falling from the sky.

*sigh*

Maybe next year...

Of course, you may want to remind me of this very blog post in February when I say "I'm tired of winter and the cold"! :)

In other news, all of my Christmas "events" are coming to a close and I will be Christmas shopping/crafting/baking for the next week.  Can I tell you how excited I am about that?

I hope to see you again before...but you all know how hit or miss I am in the blogging world...so, if I don't get here, Merry Christmas to you all!

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Okay, to me anything below 60 is cold!! hehehe... You never know, the weather could change. It happens in Texas all the time!!

I'm sure (at least I hope), I'll talk to you before then, but if not, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

:)

Jen said...

Six weeks later and we still haven't seen any Christmas weather!!! :)