Saturday, September 3, 2011

Becareful What You Wish For -- X10

I know you have heard the saying, "Be careful what you wish for."

This summer has taught me that lesson all over again. In a big, BIG way. I may have mentioned a time or two that when we lived in Ohio The Calm One and I were pretty sure that if we ever moved again, it would be to somewhere warmish year round. We were so tired of Ohio winters and driving in the Ohio winters.

It was January when we started to consider moving to Texas. It was the height depth of winter and we were daily digging ourselves out of snow drifts that were as tall as our truck.  Not fun.

So we moved to Texas in the middle of July  --  after hearing how hot Texas is for four very long months.  Our family members are so helpful that way.  Bless their Ohio lovin' hearts.  And now I am a bit nostalgic for the cooler weather Ohio autumns bring.  But only because Texas has had nearly 60 days of 100* or higher.  Emphasis on higher.  Usually, it is anywhere from 105* to 108*.  Fun times.

I am reading blog posts, FB statuses, and tweets all talking about gearing up for sweaters, sweatshirts and scarves.  Autumn is my favorite season - mainly because of sweaters, sweatshirts and scarves.  Well, there is the crunch of leaves, pretty colors, bonfires and hot drinks enjoyed on the back deck when the nippy weather hits.

Sigh . . .

Yesterday, on the way to the store during the hottest part of the day, I had to laugh at myself.  I looked at the truck thermometer and was delighted to realize that I could ride with the windows down and not use the air conditioner - because it was only 96*!

Am I becoming a true Texan?  Well, the jury's still out on that one . . .

Counting it all hot-as-blazes joy,

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