Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I think the cold is getting to me

I heard reports about it being around -20 (yes, that is 20 below zero) this morning. Mama said she only saw -19 below, but I guess the weather site said -20. Anyway, as I didn't have to work this morning, I slept in for the first time in months and months. It felt soooooo good. But, as I wasn't up in the wee hours of the mornings (*cough* I never am) I didn't see this extremely cold temperature on the thermometer.

When I came upstairs this morning and did look at the thermometer it said -12 below. To me it was cold (as I hadn't yet been told about the -19 below). Thoughts of thankfulness that I didn't have to get up early and go to work came to mind. However, I was planning on enjoying a cozy morning with sister-in-law, Kat and niece-y, Greta. But, when I asked my sweet little brother (who has been faithfully starting my car each and every morning for me) to start my car so I could head over to Kat's, in he came a few minutes later only to inform me that my car was not going to start. I told him I would try, just to make sure it was true ... it was. I couldn't get my car started either (my car, much like me, doesn't take to highly to double-digit negative numbers). So I called sweet Kat and told her my car was unstartable.

So, I took the morning to write some letters and fight off fridge temps and the cold that I woke up with this morning. All in all, aside from coldness outside and feeling a little low and groggy due to the cold that is taking up residence in my sinuses, it's been a good morning.

So why did I write this long, rambling, rather useless post? To tell you, that I honestly think the cold is getting to me. As I mentioned, it was -12 when I got up this morning, looking at the thermometer just a few short moments ago I noticed it was -6 ... what was my response? I kid you not, the first words out of my mouth were "Wow, it's getting warm outside!" *This is where I stop, think, shake my head, roll my eyes and try to figure out why that was the first thing out of my mouth ... but coming up with no logical answer I let it go and tell myself the cold is getting to me.* Why? Because even if -6 is warmer then -12 it's still COLD out peeps. Good grief, I feel like some little old woman who has spent her life in frigid temperatures and has become an old sourdough (definitions 2 and 3).

9 comments:

Leah said...

Wow. I think that cold is getting to you. You were right. It is a pointless post. :) No offense!!! :) But I must agree I was pretty excited when I saw that it was -6. :)

Rosebud said...

Go, sourdoughs!! We do the exact same thing with the temperatures...though it isn't usually double-digit negatives around here. (Thankfully!!! =P) And I love pointless posts, so keep them up. ;-)

P.S. I hope your cold departs from your sinuses soon!

Ana said...

Rosebud~
Your comment made my day! You're such a sweetie! Thank you.

Elizabeth said...

Well, I don't this post is a pointless post - it made me smile, anyway! :) I'm looking forward to spring and sun and WAMRTH, too! :) *Hug!*

Elizabeth said...

P.S. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Katya said...

I do the same thing: "-6? Woohoo! It'll be warmer in my porch. Um...wait a minute..." (hee hee)
We missed you rather yesterday morning. Come over when you are free and can get your car started! Caleb put in the new slate tiles and they're lovely. No grout yet though. :)

Ana said...

Elizabeth~
I'm looking forward to summer too! I love warm, sunny days. I like cold winter days too ... if I don't have to go out in them!

Melanie said...

Brrrr! The cold's getting to me too. :-P

Tiffany said...

Get this it has been in the 80's here!! Its crazy it was cold and then all of a sudden for a week HOT HOT HOT!! I havent seen the weather report for next week yet, but we are going to the beach tomorrow and take advantage of the sunshine!