Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like August....

It's a week before Christmas....and it's 84 degrees. 

"If you don't like the weather in Texas, just stick around for a few hours."  I have heard this time and time again.  It's mostly true, by the way, however, the fact that you have to keep an umbrella handy, a coat in the car, or a few tank tops in the top drawer (because it is December and you have sweated your way through one of them already this morning) doesn't take away from the fact that it is a week before Christmas, and it is 84 degrees.

I'm not a complete idiot. I understand this is Texas and it can be grotesquely warm much of the time.  Still, when 84 flippin' degrees hits you in the face while you're doing your last minute shopping - it's a buzzkill.  Major Buzzkill.

Just something to consider when you start dreaming of your Texas McMansions and an abundance of bbq.


  1. As I read this I had to laugh at myself again, because earlier this week I went out to shovel the snow and locked myself and one of our dogs, Socrates, out of the house. It was freezing out, 17 degrees, but luckily I had my cell phone on me so that I could text members of my family for help, but as I was doing this I got a weather alert informing me that we were under a blizzard warning. :/ I was thinking at that moment why couldn't it at least be warm out, but I hear ya when you say the heat does take the "feeling" out of the season, so this post brought me back to an appreciation for the cool weather and snow, but I have learned a valuable lesson, when I'm the only one home take keys with me when I go out to shovel. :)

    Yesterday, Miller and I went out on our weekly hike, but we decided to make it an urban hike this time and I thought about you as we discussed how wonderful it would be to live downtown and have access to so many restaurants and amenities. Such a great atmosphere downtown!

    Love reading your posts! Y'all have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Hey, I wanted to say Happy New Year to you and your family! :) I started to send you a text, but I remembered you mentioning once that you don't text much.