Monday, October 12, 2009

Spoiled

I have been reading on many blogs lately about how excited people are for Fall. Personally, I am a Summer girl. I love Summer and all that comes with it. The heat, the sunshine, the barbecues, the vacations. Yes, Summer is definitely my season. I have been hanging on to it with a white-knuckle grip lately, but I fear that Summer has finally and ruthlessly been ripped from my grasp. And, this is where I realize that I am very spoiled here in California. Because when I say summer is gone and the cold weather has come, I'm talking temperatures of about 68 degrees. I am fully aware that my idea of cold here in the Bay Area is far different from the cold spoken of in other climates. I know this because when I told my mom yesterday that it was getting cold, she laughed in my face (okay, it wasn't really in my face because it was a phone conversation, but you catch my meaning). She is currently in Illinois and says that the rain we are supposed to get tonight will probably be snow by the time it gets there. I know I'm spoiled because I have made brief visits to much colder places and lived to tell the tale while defrosting upon my return home. I have even lived, for short periods of time, in colder areas. Be that as it may, I am currently in the Bay Area, the temperatures have dropped, and now I'm cold. And I miss Summer already! Let the countdown to warmer weather begin...

7 comments:

melissa ( : said...

Ooohh Sweetie....

You don't even know what cold is.
It's okay - because I didn't either.
Then I moved to New Hampshire.

Have you ever experienced frozen snot?
(Pretty sick - sorry!)

mommafriz said...

I agree with Melissa, frozen snot is one of the wonderful things that winter brings...oh how I hate the thought of winter...lucky for me I have developed the "hunker down & pray for spring" survival technique. Oh how I hate grocery shopping and Sunday, because I have to leave the house, and face the wind, snow & enjoy a nice batch of freshly frozen snot.

Tammy said...

I too am spoiled Jenni and am clinging to summer. I can't put my flip flops away because then I will have to pull out the boring brown and black, all covered up foot wear. What is THAT all about. I am even wearing jeans instead of my lovely capris. Yes, i too am dreading the cold.

Cara said...

I LOVE snow!

Jeff and Amy said...

Boy do I miss the California weather! I will always be a California girl at heart. When we leave rainy/windy NE Portland in December we will most likely be heading up to northern Idaho...I feel cold just talking about it.

Sharon said...

Funny how it's the cold you hate. I myself don't mind rain and wind. And when winter comes, I love watching the snow fall. I used to hate driving in it, but I'm actually looking forward to swerving around in my SUV this year. When I miss California the most, it's not when I'm shoveling snow. It's when I'm staring at my air conditioning bill and dreading going outside to do yardwork because it is so blasted hot!

Andrea said...

I absolutely love 68ish degree weather. I'd be fine with 70-75. Hotter than that is too hot for me. Your great summer temperatures are probably closer to my spring/fall temperatures.