Tuesday, February 21
Springtime in Winter
It's not like we haven't had warm winters before--they cycle through our Midwest weather just like droughts and floods cycle through the West Coast. But as I get older, I'm more aware of warm versus cold winters. I think that's because so many of my friends escape to warmer climates right after Christmas and I don't see hide nor hair of them again until the first of April. I know it's eighty-two in Mexico and Texas and Florida right now, but they're missing some pretty spectacular days back here at home.
I think I'd be a lousy snowbird. I'd miss watching my world turn silent and white. I'd miss--too much--walking outside to sniff the crisp, cold scent of winter and hearing the crunch of snow under my boots. I'd miss feeling all cozy and warm by the fireplace while the wind whistles outside. Husband would definitely miss being able to play with his snowblower (it's a guy thing). I'd miss sending pictures of the snow to Grandboy--he loves it when we do that.
So yeah, I'm kinda missing winter and hoping that we'll get at least one nice big snowfall before April first. What about you? How's the weather where you are?
Oh, before I go, just a quick shout-out to author/podcaster Lani Diane Rich for her new podcast network--Chipperish Media. She starts podcasting on March 8 with "Jed Bartlett Is My President"--all about The West Wing, one of my very favorite TV series. And she'll be talking story on the "How Story Works" podcast. Check out Chipperish, like her on Facebook, and head on over to Patreon and become a Chipperish patron. You'll be so glad you did!