Typical Sundays in Nebraska in January usually consist of layers, scarfs, and playing ‘1-2-3 Not it’ to see which sucker has to go warm up the car. The most I see of my neighbors is a wave through a frosted window or a quickly shouted ‘Hey’ as we dive in and out of our doors.
No joke. Two weeks ago, with the wind chill, it was -35 degrees here. MINUS 35!
Well what a different 14 days can make. Today it is a glorious 66 degrees outside. You read that right; POSITIVE 66 degrees.
When God hands you this gift in January, you take full advantage.
Coat – Nope
Scarf – Not today
Sweatshirt – Even that’s staying inside
The neighbor kids started a pick-up game of B-Ball in the circle…in shorts and T-shirts, of course. My grumpy teenager emerged from her cave, still dawning ear buds and a scowl, to take the furrriest member of our family on a long-awaited walk. Heck, one of my neighbors just fired up his lawn mover. (I’m officially concerned about that guy. I get it’s nice, but the sub-zero weather I previously mentioned may have done something to his neurons.)
As for me, I dug a dusty lawn chair out of the shed and have set up camp in the yard with a beverage and a book. Oh, and my sunglasses. I’m enjoying every second of this that I can!