I know I said I wanted this.
And I did...
But I don't like it.
Not at all.
This is not cool...
I know I said that I would be totally fine with never seeing a winter again, but I changed my mind. I want it back.
When I took that photo on a visit last winter in Michigan, I hated that view. I was probably "freezing," and bundled up in a sweater and fuzzy socks, about to crawl up on the couch wrapped in a heated blanket with a cozy cup of tea and some leftover Christmas cookies.
That's what I want right now.
This summer here in Texas has been brutal for us. Specifically the last few weeks. It's been 100+ every single day. I got in my car yesterday evening and it was 109 degrees. ONE-OH-NINE! And whatever the thermometer says it is, it feels even hotter than that because of the humidity. I keep checking the weather in our home town, just out of curiosity, and it's usually somewhere around 75-80. That's the kind of summer I'm used to!
If I had $1 for every time I said "it's so hot out" I would probably be able to buy...I don't know, something really expensive (like a new camera.) John was on the phone with his parents the other day and he described it to them "like someone turned the oven on and forgot to turn it off." (he forgot to add that they also left the broiler on...) We invited them out to visit us this month, and they politely declined, because they aren't crazy. Instead they are coming in October when hopefully it will be cooler here...or at least we hope.
I hardly ever see anyone outside, unless it's before the sun comes out. I find it so sad that I can drive past an outdoor playground in the middle of the day, and it's empty. When we walk past the pool at night, it's usually packed, like everyone only comes out to play once the suns gone down. The heat of the sun is just unbearable. Even Ted, who is a true born Texan hates the heat. It's bad. I don't even sweat easily and I had to buy stronger deodorant. I have a growing collection of sunscreens. We had to get those foil shades for our (black) cars that go on the dashboard to block the sun out. (what are those called??)
I'm not sure what's worse: A Texas summer, or a Michigan winter?
-Feeling depressed because the sun doesn't come out for months...or feeling depressed because the sun comes out, but you have to keep the blinds closed to intentionally block it out.
-Not being able to go outside without a knee-length down coat on...or not being able to go outside unless dressed in (minimal) workout clothing.
-Watching t.v marathons inside because it's too hot to go out...or because it's too cold to go out (but there might be soup in the crock pot and cookies in the oven.)
-Having to lug around a snow scraper in the car...or having to lug around a huge sun shade. (figured it out haha)
-Waiting ten minutes for my car to warm up and feeling like I'm going to die...or having to wait ten minutes for my car to cool the f*ck down before I can even touch the steering wheel.
-Frizzy hair from the humidity...or frizzy hair from wet snowflakes and hats.
-Not being able to shave my legs in the morning because it's freezing from it actually being winter...or not being able to shave my legs because I've discovered that John cranked the AC down to 63 degrees the night before.
(I think it's obvious, but they both suck!)
Maybe this Texas experience is good for us though because now that we've lived through both extremes, hot and cold, we should be able to live anywhere right?
*And future Morgan, remember- you asked for this.