“So when you’re cold
From the inside out
And don’t know what to do,
Remember love and friendship,
And warmth will come to you.”
― Stephen Cosgrove
It’s cold outside.
It’s been cold outside since last Friday, after our first major snowstorm of the winter.
The 10-day forecast predicts a continuation of the cold: Highs in the single digits (F) with wind chills below zero. The sun and blue skies have been oh so pretty, but there’s no warmth to either one.
Walking outside is currently an at-your-own-risk activity, if you dare. While taking a number of boxes to the recycling bin Tuesday morning, I thought a walk might be possible under certain conditions.
Three layers of everything, head to toe.
Three m.p.h winds (or less).
Three hot toddies when I return.
Three layers of covers on the bed while I continue to warm up and sleep off the toddies.
It’s winter here and the warmer temps of December and January are history. We are in the deep freeze, a phenomenon that occurs in some variation every winter when the jet stream changes and brings frigid Arctic air from Canada. A border doesn’t stop it and complaining doesn’t change it. Here in the upper Midwest of the U.S., we must come to terms with frigid temperatures and enjoy indoor activities until it decides to let go of its annoying grip.
While waiting, I write, read, work out, watch TV, eat, play with the cat, talk and text with the people I love, and stay warm.
And wonder why I need any excuse at all to have a hot toddy or two or three.
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