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I Vote We Keep Winter Like This

It was chilly this morning. What nerve, the January weather has, to be cold. Now Saturday’s weather, that was a perfect January day, don’t you think? I am going to stick my neck out and suggest that we keep all of our winter weather in the fifty to seventy degree range from this point forward. I think that it will help with our home heating bills, and it will help with our not wanting to scrape ice of the windshield, or drive in the snow. I’m not going to lie to you, this is the best January ever. And each day that there is no snow and ice I know I am that much closer to spring, and that brings me great joy.

I, of course, will take credit (or the blame, if you insist on harshing my mellow) for the lack of snow on the ground, because for Christmas we bought my step-son a full snowboard package (kit? setup?) of the board, the bindings and the boots. Not cheap to do that, so OF COURSE he hasn’t been able to use them at all this year. Not once. This makes him sad, so I try not to do a happy dance of joy about 70 degree days when he’s around.

What was also nice about Saturday is that is was Junior’s actual birthday, and he picked out the bike he wanted that was his Christmas/birthday present from Grandma and Grandpa…and he actually got to go outside and enjoy it. I too, am a January baby (gift list is over on the right – I included all the expensive stuff because I knew you would want me to) and I remember the year I got a bike for my birthday – it was purple and it had a banana seat with flowers on it and streamers hanging from the handlebars…and I couldn’t do a thing with it until after the spring thaw. That was just torture! So I’m glad he got to ride it this weekend. I’m sure my parents feel that it makes it worth spending the money, actually.

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  1. Anji

     /  January 10, 2007

    It’s really mild here too. I have a horrible feeling that February will teach us a lesson. I looked at your wish list and saw Green acres!!! I loved that show and can still sing most of the theme tune (i think); My sister’s recently bought a new house, it’s called Green Acres.

    Belated Happy Birthday to Junior. It can’t be time for that already Are you sure he’s not slipping two birthdays a year in?

  2. Christine

     /  January 10, 2007

    I actually like it when it’s cold at night and I can snuggle up under my flannel sheets and in my flannel jammies. Today is cold, and I was enjoying the brisk weather.

  3. Anonymous

     /  January 10, 2007

    The nice weather sure perked people up and lots of people got the grills out. Central Meat guy was so busy last Saturday, that when I went there Sunday he was pretty well cleaned out. I guess people went out on picnics too since he cut up and sold three huge logs of German baloney.

  4. Beth

     /  January 10, 2007

    I think you had a great idea, to keep winter that warm. Today was cold. I don’t like to be cold. I don’t like waiting for my car to warm up enough to put on the heat. Blech.

    oh, I am going on vacation (on a plane) on Feb 6, so tell your step son there will definitely be snow for snowboarding then. Probably huge airport delaying snow.