As I look out my back window this morning... No, I don't really have a back window and that certainly isn't what I would see if I did have one and then looked out of it. I live in Florida! We don't have that kind of winter.
But today feels like it it should look like that. The little temperature gadget thingie on my desk top says it is currently 37 degrees Fahrenheit here in Sebring. I am seriously contemplating dashing off a complaint to the Florida Chamber of Commerce. This should not be allowed!
I am no longer capable of handling this thing called "winter." I do not know how you people do it. Well, that's not true. I do know. I have resided in colder climates. I spent the first 9 years of my life in New York, I spent almost 2 years in northern Virginia (where they denied that it ever snowed that much, really, even though it did... most every year). I realize that isn't Maine or Minnesota or Winnipeg or Siberia. But still...
I do not like days where it isn't possible to go out and play golf in short sleeve shirts (we call them "polo shirts" but I never see anyone playing polo in them). And it is sunny outside! Which seems such a waste.
And I look at the forecast for the next 10 days or so and I see no hope. But I keep looking. Because I have to believe it is all a big mistake, that tomorrow will be in the 70's, that it was just a joke... this cold snap that is lingering well beyond what is culturally acceptable in these parts.
And the worse part is the 70 degrees or so inside the house seems so much colder when the outside temp is low. I sit here in my sweat pants and sweat shirt and socks while I shiver and my nose runs.
I take solace in the fact that this cannot last the months it does in more northern areas, that this will pass soon. In a matter of days.
Please tell me it will. I beg of you!
A Night Unremembered
2 years ago