Most of you document your trips with wonderful photography so we can all vicariously (and without getting squashed into the middle seat) enjoy your travels right along with you.
And here I went on a giant trip without even telling you about it.
We actually started our journey two days ago.
Although the trip seemed easy the destination was fairly shocking. Our destination was gorgeous in a severe, austere way. We both exchanged surprised glances as we shivered violently. Fortunately we had equipped ourselves in appropriate gear for our trip. This is me, but of course, I cropped my face out of this particular picture. Isn't it amazing how slimming this ski suit is? I know...you want one now, too. Our accomodations, again austere, did little good in keeping out the bone-chilling cold that seeped through every opening and crevice. But we huddled together like two freezing children on the arctic tundra and survived the night.
Oddly when my husband checked the thermostat he said it was SIXTY DEGREES!!!!
What, I stuttered through chattering teeth! No way. Read that thermostat again and put on your glasses this time.
Obviously it was below freezing.
Alas, it was, indeed, 60 freezing cold degrees.
In our house.
Yesterday night when we went to bed.
And even with a flannel nightgown, heavy socks AND my giant ZippyStrippyQuilt I was freezing my tutu off.
Listen, I know you might think us Arizona people are kind of sissies about the weather, but it just not true.
We can usually handle temps down to about 75 just fine. And then, well....it's a dry cold, you know?
So it feels like we're visiting the frozen tundra in the middle of an ice storm while lodging in an igloo.
OK, I lied.
We didn't go to the arctic.
We didn't get snowsuits.
We didn't stay in an igloo.
But, by golly, it sure felt like it the last two nights.
You'll have to excuse me now. I need to go find more quilts for the bed and more logs for the fire before the sun sets and the cold becomes really, really dangerous.
PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway two posts down. The Zippy will help keep you cozy while you struggle with your arctic winter, too.
Tea and Empathy
1 day ago