I’m Trapped Someplace Cold and I Can’t Get Out!Woman in the Middle | January 15, 2013
For those of you who may be reading this who happen to live in a place where it actually snows during winter, this post should either be skipped or you should prepare yourself for a big laugh. What can I say, I have thin blood!
There is a reason lots of people live in Southern California: the weather. We certainly don’t live here because of the unique people we seem to get for governor, because we are close to Hollywood, or because we think earthquakes are fun. My county is flooded with a unique species called the “snowbird” every winter because it is warm here when other places are cold. That is until recently.
We still don’t have any snow in these parts but boy oh boy this winter has been cold! I have no clue what to wear anymore. Actually, I don’t OWN what I need to wear! We had a late lunch on Sunday so we weren’t ready to think about dinner until 6:30 in the evening. We (OK, I) decided food from our local Mexican place sounded good. I convinced Hubby to get off the couch and come with me to pick up the food. We walked outside to the car and my oh my! It was cold. Not chilly, cold! We hoped in my car and turned the car on. The dashboard helpfully confirmed that it was 48 degrees. Dear lord! How could this be? By the time we got the food and got back into the car it was 46 degrees! I feel like my life has been moved a thousand miles north and no one told me about it! Some sort of unusual weather pattern is bringing cold air from Canada according to the weatherman, so I guess I am not too far off with that feeling!
About 10 that night one of our famous Santa Ana winds kicked up. So we got freezing overnight temps with howling winds! Fun times. I seriously do not own the kind of clothing it would take to feel warm and cozy under such circumstances. One of those parka coats, the kind that go down past the knees, that sounds great right now. I can’t even buy one around here if I wanted to.
Rumor has it is warming up today in these parts to more normal temperatures for this time of the year. I sure hope so! I love cooler weather but my thin blood has no idea how to deal with this cold air from Canada!