(Seriously, that’s how she was standing. I thought she was about to pop out a pooper, but this is apparently her “I’m flippin’ freezing” stance.)
You know it’s cold when you bust out your snowflake socks…
…And then hide them in your Uggs so no one at work will think you’re a 5-year-old.
You know it’s cold when your plan to make a Thin Mint protein shake for breakfast is replaced by a less-freezing peanut butter and pear wrap.
If you haven’t already guessed it… It’s COLD in Central Flordia today!
I swear I’m not just being a baby. It was in the 40s this morning! It’s hard to believe we were picking out our Christmas tree in shorts last week and now we’re layering clothes.
To be honest, I am thrilled that there is a chill in the air.
I remember the first Christmas my family spent together in Florida after moving from Illinois in 2003. My sister and I had a really hard time wrapping our heads around Christmas lights hanging on trees with leaves. A palm tree strung with twinkling lights!? Something just didn’t seem right.
We were a little sad that Christmas because we were so far away from the friends we grew up with and were still adjusting to our new life in Florida. We went on a walk with my parents that night (wearing only light sweatshirts… no need for a jacket), and picked an orange off a near by tree to share as we walked and talked. Picking an orange off a tree on a walk on December 25 would never happen in Illinois.
Though Florida may not have snow, ice and sledding, we do have winter citrus, Christmas Eve boat rides and can enjoy sunrise church services outside on the pier. Bottom line: The holidays are special no matter where you are.