Saturday, January 16, 2010

January thaw

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a winter kind of gal. I am happiest when it is snowy. I love the cold weather too. Yet, when it dips below the 20 degree mark on the old Fahrenheit thermometer, and decides to stay there, it is too cold for even this northern-most Ohio girl!! Last week we had some snow, which I loved, and some really cold temps that followed, which I didn't love. We had some days of single digit temps. Brrrrrrr.

I went to the movie theater with my friend to see, IT'S COMPLICATED. It was a fun movie. I love Meryl Streep in just about anything! Have you watched THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY lately? I had watched my neighbor's dvd of MOMMA MIA (I love that one!!)a few days before going to the theater--here's something kinda weird but funny... during IT'S COMPLICATED, almost at the end, someone's cell phone rang in the theater and before they frantically turned it off we could hear the ring tone was the song Dancing Queen from Abba's Momma Mia!!!!

I go to the movie theater only once or twice a year. Here's the part where the cold weather ties in with my going to the movie theater:
I left my coat in my friend's car so I wouldn't have to deal with it in the theater. I didn't put it back on once back in the car either- her car heater warms up quicker than mine! I just don't like coats, I guess you have caught on to that fact. I ended up accidentally leaving my coat in her car. I knew almost immediately after she dropped me off at home. I wasn't worried because I knew a January thaw was coming, and besides, I had other things I could wear that are somewhat the same idea as a coat. I hate coats!!

She emailed me today and said, "OMG, I have your coat!"
I didn't need it back because I only feel forced to wear an actual coat when it is colder than 20 degrees...and I knew we had a January thaw on the way. We had a heat wave the last few days. It has even gone up to 38 degrees!!!
And besides, I knew I would be seeing her again, so my coat was not lost.

For those of you that are wondering, YES! I do wear an actual coat if I am out for a winter walk or sledding with the kids. I am silly, not stupid!!! I just prefer not to wear one if I am just going from the house to the car to the store to the get the idea. I have a coat in the car in case I would ever get stranded. I'm not a total imbecile.

These are some photos I took last week when it was still single digit temps. I adore the white snow against the red building and the weathered wood of the garden fence.

Now with the January thaw, these same areas still have snow but it is that squishy, gray, yukky stuff.

I much prefer the beauty of the fluffy bright white stuff!!

Especially when it creates surprise sights, like this snow covered heart in the garden, to discover.

1 comment:

Lois said...

Hey Amy!
I love your pics. I know what you mean about coats. I feel the same way.
Have a great weekend.