the weather outside is frightful!

The moral of my story today is…be careful what you wish for.

I have been hoping and praying for a little snow for Christmas.  There was always snow for Christmas when I was a kid, so I have craved that same holiday ambiance since moving to the south.  Every year I pull out the Farmer’s Almanac, months in advance, trying to convince myself that this year it would snow at Christmastime. 

Well, after almost ten years of waiting, I got my wish today. 

It wasn’t a heavy dose of snow, but it did flurry all day long.  And admittedly, I love, love, loved it!  That is, until I had to step outside and get into my frozen car to drive someplace. 

I had forgotten how cold a snowy day is. 

I bundled up by wearing my snug pajamas under my clothes and thick fuzzy socks inside my sneakers.  Then I pulled on my heaviest wool coat and wrapped my head with my husband’s cashmere scarf.  Add to that a pair of dark sunglasses to keep the wind out of my eyes and I was ready to go outside.  Thank goodness my sleeves were long enough to tuck my hands inside since I don’t own a pair of gloves. 

Now if only it would snow enough to close down the city so I can stay inside and admire the view. 

Well…we still have twelve days til Christmas Eve…that’s plenty of time!             

Until the next time…I’ll be picking up a pair of fur lined gloves!

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Posted on December 12, 2010 .