Frozen, Part 1

The last few days of our Chicago trip were the coldest I have ever experienced. I know that a lot of people live in freezing places and think nothing of it, but I am from California…and now that I am from Southern California, I am an even bigger weenie when it comes to the cold.

On Thursday night hubby and I ventured out to dinner, it was 1.2 miles to the restaurant and we walked. It was 20 degrees, but I was a good sport and hoofed it with my hubby who likes to walk. By the time we reached the restaurant, I was practically a popsicle. I pulled my gloves off and my hands swelled up and turned bright red. After we ordered our food and some hot tea, I looked at Merc and said, “We’re taking a cab back, right?” He answered, “Oh, hell yes.”

Chicago and SNOW!!

Well, I am loving this cold weather, although I have not been so brave as to venture out into it for very long. I am glad that Snow did not lame out on me like Rain did back in Cali. We’re not having crazy storms or anything, but I caught a few flurries/flakes and it is quite lovely. I don’t know that I could live in it, but to visit once a year is quite nice…and sets me up just right for Christmas.

Baby, it’s cold outside…

The Rain Rip-off

Dear Rain,

When I see your pretty little picture on the weather forecast, I smile and anxiously await your arrival. You’re like an old friend, and I love it when you visit.

So you can see how I am so upset about your ill-timed performance this past week. You were supposed to come and stay for 3 whole days, but did you? NO!

You only came for one day. Showed up after I was asleep and left before I got up. Those are some seriously bad manners.

So here is the deal, I will forgive you only if you make good on this. Hope to see you soon.

Thanks,
Me

Freeeeeeeziiiiiing

Well, I am a California gal for sure. We spent the day walking around the frigid city of Chicago, 24 degrees about the average temp. I must say these people that live here must be hardened by years of the freezing winds lashing at their faces. I had to laugh at all of the babies bundled up, blinking and wrinkling their brows at the unbelievable temps. I am not sure how people live here, I am sure you get used to it or learn how to protect yourself from the cold, but I am not there yet.

I have learned a few things:
1. Hats are our friends.
2. If a hat doesn’t cover your ears, it is useless.
3. If your scarf is not wrapped around your neck or face, it is useless.
4. Anyone wearing a scarf on the outside of their collar has never experienced the cold.
5. Gloves, like hats, are our friends.

Whether

Don’t you find it odd how unpredictable the weather can be? I find it strange that we have been having 85-90 degree heat for the past week. And what about those weather forecasters, sometimes I think they would do better to look out the window than report on what the computer says.

“Since when can a weatherman predict the weather, let alone the future?!”