4.14.2008

OK...that's depressing...

I admit it. I'm still a Southern girl at heart. I still long for flip-flop weather - for sunshine - for warmth - for being on the beach and being able to sit in the water, or actually get warmed from the sun and sand. I admit it. I was even talking earlier today about having to do Christmas in Florida or Hawaii or something. Overall I think I've handled my first Oregon winter pretty well...until...I hear people share statistics. Like when back in December/January, someone told me that there was 6 inches above normal of rain for the month of December. I was ok until I heard that. Then today --- "someone" (Brian) had to go and tell me that this past weekend we'd hit the warmest temperature (78 - which was amazing) since September 11, 2007. OK - do you realize that's 7 months since it was 78 degrees. Hello!?? Um, that does not compute for me. It's April, and I'm sitting here with cold feet - literal cold feet - not the I'm not sure that I should be here kind of cold feet, but actually cold feet. YIKES!! All I can say is that I'm trusting that this summer better be amazing...or I'm going on a cruise next winter...for a month! (How's that for selfish, self-absorbed...but honest...) (ok...and now they are saying the low tonight is 33...and that if we really stayed up all night we'd at least see a little snow in the midst of rain! ugh...)

2 comments:

erik w/a "k" said...

in our part of the country we call this the "four seasons." It is the right way to live life. Not the 2 seasons of unbearable humidity and heat to slightly less unbearable. Remember the summers? (8 months long). remember going from your air conditioned house, sweating in the 13 seconds it takes to get to your car, then having to carry an extra outfit to change into after you sweat through your current outfit for 10 minutes while you wait for the air conditioning in your car to kick in (praying it still works). then there is the danger of changing when you drive. Embarrassing if you stop at a red light. Then the sweat starts again when you step out of your car and run to get inside at work. Then you do the whole process on the way home again.
They do have beautiful dogwoods in the "spring."

Michelle said...

Yeah, I remember it...and even when I do...most honestly, it made me smile...I don't have the same sweat (or body odor) issues...so an extra change of clothes wasn't necessary. I can say I'm grateful that the yellow snow isn't here, the pollen snow that is... So, leave the pollen, bring the warmth/heat/warm wind...

 

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