Thursday, January 15, 2009

Um...Hello, I Live In The Sunshine State...

Okay, so I guess I really shouldn't complain since my northern counter parts are having temps way below 0, but I live in Florida. It's not supposed to be this cold.

We don't have true winter clothes. Instead, we have a few light sweaters and a couple of jackets. I do have one really great winter coat to use if I travel to where it's cold.

If you've ever lived in Florida, then you know during our 'winter' you do not pack away the summer clothes or the strappy sandals. This week we're freezing (yes, in the 40's is freezing to us), but next week we may be wearing shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops.

And the quick drop in the temperature is not making me want to sit in my office and write. Oh no. I want to light the fire pit outside and make Smores. Heehee. Or curl up under a blanket and read. Which is not such a bad idea since my TBR pile has become a towering wall, threatening to tumble if the slightest breeze catches it.

For those of you who live in what I'm sure is feeling like the Arctic (or perhaps do live in the Arctic), I don't know how you do it. I know the whole blood is thicker thing, but with the temps you're having right could freeze. Hmmm...there could be a thriller story there. Yes, always thinking about stories in any condition. :)

We interrupt this post for an important bulletin:

Next week I'm giving away a copy of Kathy Carmichael's Hot Flash. The book hasn't released yet and you'll have the chance to win it right here.

I'll have the pic and backcover blurb up next week and rumor has it Kathy may be stopping by as well. :)

Now back to the weather.

How about you? Do you live where it's freezing? How do you handle the getting ready and out the door thing if you do?

WW's and PD's,


Cynthia Sherrick said...

I moved to Florida from New England three years ago, so memories of freezing temps and shoveling snow are still quite vivid in my mind. Brrr...

I'm glad to be here right now. :)

Anonymous said...

First 2 years I was here I got rid of all my winter clothes - "It's not cold," I'd say. Thirteen years later and I have the long leather trench and at least a dozen turtle necks. Yep this is cold for us. ;-)
I'll take this cold anyday over up north.

Anonymous said...

ooops - that's me up there
Lkap :-P

Vicki said...

I've always lived in Florida so the shoveling snow thing is more of a wonder what that's like thought. (Yes, I'm covering my head as many a virtual snowball is headed for me right now :)

tetewa said...

I live in Ohio and it's been below zero here for the last couple of days. I hate it, this when I curl up with a good book and something hot to drink and read!

Chasing the Moon said...

I'm in upstate NY so I have been feeling the chill! But today there was a heat wave with 20 degree weather. I've lived here all my life so I guess I'm used to it. But that doesn't mean I like it.

Maybe someday I'll migrate. For now, I'm cranking up the heat and sipping on hot cocoa until spring finally arrives.