Monday, February 19, 2007

Weather

Talking about the weather seems such a cliché; it's what you talk about when you don't know what else to talk about. It's something that just, well, is so there's no point in discussing it.

But I can't help it. First off, weather fascinates me. I find different weather systems and all their different components incredibly remarkable and interesting. I adore hearing all the different predictions and seeing if they play out as predicted. I even have a weather station strategically located next to my kitchen sink for maximum viewing (OK, OK, addictive surveillance is more like it) and a desktop weather program installed on my laptop.

Secondly though, this winter has been awful. So cold and awful and Superdad and I have on the most miserable of days researched different cities we would consider relocating (all of which are far, far south of here).

Given those confessions I'm sure you can understand why I'm unable to stop myself from telling you what the weather is like here today. It's warm. Gloriously, beautifully warm. No, not warm by a sane person's standards; no, no, we live in Wisconsin, we can't expect true warmth until April at the earliest.

But it feels warm. There are puddles on the sidewalks, I can feel the snow squish instead of crunch beneath my Sorrels, I'm comfortable in a couple light fleeces instead of my usual warm parka and, best yet, I was able to retire my car keys and dust off the double jogger so that I could return to walking the kids to school today.

Yes, yes, I know. Weather is boring. But today? No, it's perfect.

7 comments:

nina said...

Bautiful post. I share your excitement!

Terri said...

Ah. This post was validating to me. I was feeling silly today for being excited about the warm 37 degree temperature.

Then again, I was sort of sad to see the snow melting...

Superdad said...

34 degrees this morning (Feb 20th) at 5:20. Is it July already :)

Val, that's me said...

Isn't it crazy? You walk outside after it being below zero for so long and you find yourself without a coat on and wanting to slip into flip-flops and shorts and it's JUST 38 DEREES! :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

I'm glad for the warm up that way. Soon you will be begging for the snow again.

AlexanderTheGreat said...

Supposed to be 69 and sunny here tomorrow :) Has been very cold here though also.

Superdad said...

What is very cold for Tulsa?