The sun is shining outside right now - it looks so warm and inviting. But once you step outside, you find out differently. When I checked the temp this morning on my Yahoo weather gadget - it was 25 degrees. I understand that it dipped to 17 degrees during the night. A bit too cool for my taste! We have one more frigid night tonight and then it will warm up a bit.
During these times when the temps are below freezing for more than 3 hours, local growers become concerned. The citrus crops as well as strawberries are in danger. They have sprinklers out in the field that they use to ice the plants and I still think they use smudge pots during the night as well. If anyone has read Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling), she mentions one night when she and helpers were out all night trying to save their citrus crop.
I always think of January as a slump month. It's cold, all festivities of the holidays are over and it feels like a let down. I've gone to Disney World in the past in January and I believe that is when they hold their Marathons. The Princess Half Marathon is at the end of January and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon is in February. I remember the resort I stayed in had all sorts of pasta dishes offered as specials for the carbo loads. The day I left was the day of the marathon and the traffic congestion was challenging. I guess if I feel let down, I could run a marathon (or at least a few feet of it!)
Not much going on here right now. I'm waiting until the end of February or first of March to decided if I think I can move in April. If so, I'll begin packing in earnest. Until then, I'm not sure if I even want to begin packing even things I don't use. If I have to delay the move, I think staring at a bunch of boxes might be a bit frustrating. Part of me wants to go tomorrow, and another part is dreading the upheaval and would just as soon stay put. It is true as you age you are less and less adaptable to change.
Well, I've whined about the weather,about the after-holidays let down and whined about moving - so I guess I'll close this off for today and see what else I can whine about. I've promised God and myself to look for the good and joy in things and I really am but sometimes a little muttering and murmuring comes out.
Tomorrow will be better.