You may or may not know that the deep South has been in a deep freeze for weeks. This “Southern girl who longs for snow” has learned a few things about frigid temps…
10~ I love the way frozen snow sounds when you walk on it. A very tight concise “crunch”. (Snow never gets a chance to freeze here, it just melts within 24 hours, so this is very exciting to me!)
9~Clogs are not the best shoes to wear when out and about in the ice. You might twist your knee when wearing your clogs if you slip.
8~I have cute coats and scarves, but I don’t own a coat or a scarf that will keep me warm when it’s 2*.
7~Cute coats and scarves are stupid.
6~When the single digit temperatures go on for days it’s painful to change from Pa-jay-jays to your day-time clothes. If I lived in a cold climate, I would do like Michael Jackson did in court that time … I’d never change out of my Pa-Jays.
5~My house is one gianormous draft. My heater is no match for the freezing 30 mile an hour wind that blows inside around my windows.
4~If the temps were like this for very much longer I was going to stop my intake of fluids after 1:00pm…or invest in a bed pan.
3~If I lived in the frigid cold I would happily give in to my agoraphobia.
2~I quickly adapt, on Wednesday morning it was 26* and I went to get in my car telling The Husband: “It’s warm this morning”. I wasn’t kidding, what I meant was: unlike past mornings, I’m not in excruciating physical pain walking to the car today.
AND THE NUMBER 1 THING I LEARNED ABOUT FREEZING TEMPS…
1~When it’s 20* and you’re driving to the gym in the dark, no matter how dirty your windshield looks…under no circumstance are you to use the squirty thing to clean it. This will result in an instant coat of ice and leave you ZERO visibility. Also, if your husband is driving behind you, the spray will freeze on his windshield too and if and when you get to the gym, he might hop out of the car, cock his head to the side, squint his eyes and look at you like you’re the village idiot.
Hats off, kudos, major props to all of you who have super long really cold Winters….I’m building a little alter of fire and giving you a bow. You are better than me. Truly.
ps…I still want snow, just Southern snow. The kind that stays on the ground for under 24 hours before melting in 50* … I just wanna be clear.