baby, it’s cold outside

brrr….it’s almost 11 pm here in chilly san diego. yep, you read that right. tonite is supposed to be one of the coldest nights in recent years here. i just checked and the current temp for my neighborhood is 32. it’s supposed to drop down to 25 degrees…that’s cold anywhere, but it’s really cold when the typical low is in the lower 40’s. i guess i shouldn’t complain though, we could be under a layer of ice like my friends and family in tulsa.

it is a little nice to have a taste of winter. it’s just too bad kids here won’t get to experience the fun of a snow day. one of my favorite memories of growing up is waking up to some white stuff on the ground and turning on the morning news to watch for school closings. it was always a good sign to see a few schools up there. i can remember holding my breath until the list scrolled to the “l’s” and our school, leonard, popped up. there would be much rejoicing. the breakfast would become french toast instead of cinnamon. the jammies would stay on and one of the local tv stations would put on a half hour of cartoons when the schools were closed. after the cartoons were over, we’d get dressed and bundled up to go out and play in the snow. we’d come back in to warm up with hot chocolate. we’d make popcorn in the middle of the afternoon. i could take a nap (i’ve always been a fan of naps). i loved those days.

for tonite, i’ll just have to stay snuggled up in my flannel jammies under my fleece throw in front of the space heater and enjoy my memories.


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