Baby, It’s Warm Outside

Oh, blessings and misery. I confess, I like cooler weather. I get weary of downright cold weather, but still, I’ll take a stretch of freezing cold over an extended period of triple-digit highs almost anytime. So here it is, a week into November, and we’re still reaching the low 70s every single day.

Sunny is okay, but make it sunny and cold.

I want my sweater weather! I like the feel and look of downy soft turtlenecks. I feel cozy and comforted. I like wearing ankle boots with my jeans. For whatever reason, I believe I’m stronger, more in control, with them. And all in all, what I like better, looks better.

I don’t want a sunny Thanksgiving or a balmy Christmas day. I want a nip in the air, days when I can’t forget my jacket, cold air that makes cheeks and even my nose a little red.

How we each feel about weather is a funny thing. I have friends who would never move away from the Southwest, despite the extremes down there. Others I know live in Minnesota (my home state) and while they grumble about the snow and deep freeze, they wouldn’t think of locating elsewhere. I’m in a state where we have four seasons, something I’m grateful for, although I wouldn’t mind a slightly longer fall and winter. These past couple of years those seasons have been annoyingly short.

I suppose our preferences are due in part to the priorities in our lives. If you love the outdoors, you may prefer the heat. If your favorite activities include reading, needlework or playing chess, the excuse to stay inside because of dropping temperatures may be welcome.

Awwww, let it snow! let it snow! let it snow!

Whether you find it more challenging to walk your dog in the heat, with mosquitoes dive-bombing and sweat dripping down your brow, or in the snow, with your toes going numb and the sniffles that won’t go away, is part personality, part upbringing and likely part physiology. I’m betting some of us are just better suited for the cold. Maybe it’s an extra layer of fat. I don’t pretend to know.

Regardless of the reason for my preferences or the lingering warm weather, I’m begging for a little frost overnight and ongoing temps below 60 degrees. This perpetual heat is irksome.

Photos courtesy of Pixabay


12 Replies to “Baby, It’s Warm Outside”

  1. I’ll willingly swap you. According to my weather app at 5.00am tomorrow it will be 22 (-6 Celsius) eek. I’m not impressed. Bet you it will be about 9 (48 f) degrees in my bedroom in the morning. Brrr.

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  2. I’m a “California girl” – so all of this is fascinating. My parents moved here from New York and always complained about the weather they endured there. They loved Southern California with mild temperatures. I can only imagine what 4 seasons are like . . .

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  3. We have had a brief bit of abnormal warmness…but even with a high close to 70 this morning we awoke to 36 degrees and a solid frost…temps this weekend are headed just below freezing with no predicted lack of a “rebound.” Fall is turning towards Winter slowly but surely. I prefer cool weather for sure…but I hope those 20-inch snowfalls can wait awhile longer to arrive. A high of 55 with a low of 35…ideal to enjoy Fall/Winter transition in my opinion.

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    1. I think today — the day after my moaning and groaning about the weather — we are supposed to have just that kind of weather, high of 55, low of 42. However, it’s not even noon and already it feels warmer than 55. Our weather forecasters here are usually pretty good, so I hope it’s just my own warm-blooded nature feeling the heat!

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