Baby, it's cold outside.
Yes, I am quite the fragile flower of Southern femininity now, but c'mon - we went from 80 the day after Christmas to 27 (feels like 11), heading to an expected low of 18. My poor daffodils (all two of them on the north side of the house) are so confused that they came up and bloomed!!! And now they are dying. In the immortal words of Gwen DeMarco*, "This episode was badly written!"
I got a partial "snow day" today since the parish I am student teaching in decided to dismiss early. (It was sleeting for a while, and there was a high chance of rain which would have translated to ice. I hope it didn't work out that way.) It meant that K and I had an actual real-life lunch date. Yum. Now I am thinking I should go to bed, but I am so warm and cozy on the small sofa. Finn is curled up next to me, sound asleep. The fireplace is warming the living room so nicely too. Maybe I'll just fall asleep here?
I'm planning the rest of the weekend, and sadly, it will mostly be school work work work. (Though I do plan to watch the Packers game - go Green Bay!) I am going to be so relieved when the end of February arrives, but this is the way it is at this point. I do plan on sleeping as long as I can in the morning. This usually means I'll sleep til the late hour of 8 a.m....
Tomorrow will also be on the very chilly side (for here in North Louisiana), but I will take comfort in the fact that our weather will do its usual pendulum by Tuesday (expected high - 68. Yeah, don't cry for me here, at least not for our temperatures!). I prefer a more normal winter temp (50s are fine) but I'll take it.
Stay warm if it's cold outside!
*in Galaxy Quest (1999 movie). A frequently quoted movie in our household.