Wednesday, January 6, 2010

winter wimp


the temperature gauge in my car gave me polite notice this morning that it was only 30 degrees outside.....and i live in florida!!! now i know that all of my friends who live anywhere north of the georgia/florida state line aren't exactly rushing to play a sad song on their violins.....you peeps up north know what cold really means.....but keep in mind that my floridian skin gets a little nervous when the mercury on the thermometer starts dropping past 50! i'll admit it.....i'm a winter wimp. and i'm oh so thankful for every mug of hot chocolate i can get my hands around (and those mini marshmallows floating around on top sure do make the package complete).
baby, it's beyond COLD outside.....so get out your winter coats, gloves, mittens, long underwear, scarves, ear muffs, those gel handwarmer things that the roving beer and peanuts concession men at football games carry around, electric blankets, and favorite slippers.....make a big pot of hot cocoa.....throw another log of wood on the fire.....plug in your favorite movie....and snuggle up with your sweetie.
being a winter wimp definitely has its advantages!

24 comments:

Gina Lee Kim said...

Didn't you hear? Thermal underwear is the new sexy lingerie line at Victoria's Secret up here in Massachusetts! I'm laughing (& crying) at the same time.

shibori girl said...

Mmmm... why not add some of those choco-bits from your last post to your hot cocoa with marshmallows? *slurp*

We've been so cold here in NC. We're thinking we should have moved further south, like BELIZE! :)

Pssst... your studio-cleaning bug got to me today. Now I have room to move in my Clay Nation.

hugs,

Kate

Ludid said...

i was thinking about you this morning when i heard the weather report in florida. yes, stay inside and watch a great movie.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

You are so cute, Lori! Your sweet posts always put a smile on my face! Hope you are staying warm and cozy! :)

CelticWoman said...

oh my goodness, you need a hot toddie and a good fire. Hugs

Patty S said...

my in-laws are on their way down there... they go down to florida every winter from january through march. we were talking on monday (they left yesterday) that it's so cold down there right now! they have a motor home and stay at the same spots each year. i know they go to orlando (relatives there) and they also do the keys and ponte gorda area.
it is brrrrrr cold here in PA but we are used to that during january. used to it, but not liking it (that's me, anyway!) i prefer spring. :-)
bundle up and stay warm lori! your cold snap won't last as long as ours! LOL
hugs, patty :-)

PrairiePeasant said...

I won't tell you how cold it is here. I'm just happy that I've just been wearing long johns and not snow pants when I walk to work this week! Stay warm! :)

Silke said...

Hasn't it been super cold?!? We are freezing up here in Savannah - and have you noticed that houses in the south aren't built for cold weather? I'm walking around the house always carrying a blanket and hot water bottle. And we might get snow. SNOW!!! Crazy!! Stay warm! Love, Silke

Diva Kreszl said...

Well our daytime highs have struggled to hit freezing since before New Year's and it's supposed to stay that way for at least the next ten days,night temps are in the teens. While I understand your dismay at the temperatures in Florida rest assured that your spring will arrive well before ours! It'll all be over soon sweet Lori!

Debbie said...

I live in SC and we are freezing too and we might get snow on Friday! I'm sitting on my couch, with my biggest blanket trying to stay warm. Hot chocolate sounds so yummy...

Pat said...

Winter wimps unite! Let's all go order a Snuggie right now.

jgr said...

Hi Lori,
Yes, I know what you mean- a few years of living in the South and it's easy to become a 'winter wimp' after 20+ years I am officially a wimp. LOL! . . . . snuggling is great though - perhaps they should make it an Olympic sport.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Lori...I don't think you've ever been funnier! I laughed out loud when I read all this! Don't forget a nice warm hat, one with those floppy ear parts that hang down...heck, who cares what we look like when it's frrrreezing! I sure hope the farmers are putting blankets on all those poor orange trees too! xoxo

Staci Danford said...

amen sister.. I can not stand cold weather. I was made to live on top of a volcano my dad used to say. haha If it's below 80 I'm cold.. Hang in there.. Texas is gonna get cold tonight too (14 I think), and we don't usually do that!! YUCK

K said...

Ohhh, c'moooon, 30F is just right for the winter. The 5F that we had before Christmas - that was freaking cold!

Lauren Maurer said...

It's cold here in South Carolina, too. I moved down from Massachsetts (and long thermal underwear) (I feel bad for you, Gina!!) for a reason, and it followed me down!! These last 6 years or so have made me a winter wimp, too! :) Brrrrr

Mary said...

I have had an electric heater going most of the day. I love my old house, with it's old wood floors, but I can feel the cold through them!! I guess I am needing some more insulation!!! I actually thought about thermal underwear, but with the additional layer underneath I could not button my jeans!!!!!!!!

Janean said...

i'm cold just looking at it.
no, i'm cold because it's 7...SEVEN degrees here.
"honey! I need to snuggle!!!!" he's gotta be around here somewhere.....

aimee said...

hang in there and stay put! it will warm up soon enough, i'm sure of it. (and don't come here - they canceled school because of the cold!)

Becky Shander said...

I'm glad to see that you're well prepared for the cold weather. Enjoy your cozy indoor treats/activities.

Felt Sew Good said...

You know something is wrong when you can't go to Florida to get warm in the winter!!! I hope you're keeping warm!

Lainie said...

I'm right there with you, Lori. I've been asking my "Northerner" friends what I'm supposed to wear! Starbucks helps. And time spent wandering around heated stores like Target and Hobby Lobby. {Well, it gets my toddler and me out of the house.}

Dolores said...

On the news up here (in Canada) we've seen the frozen oranges and the iguanas falling out of trees. Shocked me, but then I remembered that it has happened in other years. Dress in layers and bundle up.

A Dancing Mango said...

Oh Lori,
Having lived in Florida, and then now back in Wisconsin is killing me.
Do you know what I always say to my hubby?.. "Wisconsin is a place for the penguins to live", it is 15 degrees here and will be that for the next five months..
I know when I lived in SW.Florida, I and natives would put our sweatshirts on if it even remotely got down to 70!
I used to laugh at them and myself.
We are planning a move and I am not too sure where it will be?.. but by far.. Florida is the warmest state!
keep that cup handy for more hot chocolate! Hugs, Darlene xo

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