I remember growing up as a teeny little Mindy looking soforward to winter.Our cozy home hada lovely wood-burning stove, plenty of hot chocolate and layers of snow clothes stacked up and ready for layering. Fast forward a couple of decades? Our heat pump dries out my hair, hot chocolate has too many calories and layers of snow clothes? Um, I don’t think so.
All ofa sudden Ifreaking HATE winter weather. Mother Nature is certainly playing around with us this season isn’t she? This poor country has gone from one extreme to another week after week and it seems she is just not letting up.
Now I’ve never been one of those types of ladies who complained of frequent shivering. You know the ones…you’re outside at a beautiful neighborhood barbecue, it’s 75 degrees and you’re perspiring in places no decent person should even know about. Skinny Minnie next to you starts rubbing her bony hands up and down her gym-toned arms while complaining, “Man…I just can not get warm!” You conspiratorially nod while sending a silent prayer to God that you haven’t sweat through your capri pants because you really want to get up for another round of cheese taquitos.
Anyway, the point I am attempting to make is that I do not typically suffer from being overly cold. In fact, quite the opposite most of the time. But the last couple of weeks have proven otherwise. I have been rubbing my own bony hands up and down my own gym-toned arms. (Hey…it’s my story and I’d prefer for my arms to be toned in it, ‘k?. Wait. Let’s also say that my legs are toned. Swimsuit season is just around the corner.)
I certainly hope that allofyou around the country being inundated withsevere winter weather conditions are staying safe with plenty of warm food and clothing. You can rest assured that I am sending all kinds of positive vibes to Mother Nature asking her to let up a little and allow some rest for the weather weary!