Pages

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Feels Like February


It's bitterly cold out-- for the south, that is.

There are a few random snowflakes falling from the sky this afternoon. My kids are giddy at the prospect of snow-- seriously discussing what they can do to up the ante in getting school cancelled. One says wear pajamas backwards to bed. Another says sleep with a spoon under your pillow. Still another suggestion goes up for consideration: pray real hard.

I head to the grocery store alone this evening, pulling my coat tight around me as I dart through the parking lot. I play beat the clock to get in, get the goods, and get back out again. Done with my shopping, I seek shelter from the brisk wind that blows as I load groceries into the back of my van. On the way home, the weatherman on the radio says that it's going to feel like February for the rest of this week.

And then this song comes on. I am alone in the car-- free to turn the music up as loud as I want. So I do. For a few minutes I forget about cold temperatures and whether it will snow tonight. I forget about the hot chocolate and tangerine herb tea I bought to warm us. I lose myself in the promise of summer, waiting just around the corner.

And for those few minutes, it doesn't feel like February at all.
Pin It!

10 comments:

Julie Coleman said...

Tell your kids to try flushing ice cubes down the toilet!! As a former teacher, this one seemed to work best. = )

Zoe said...

Hey there my ssweet summer friend,
I'm wondering if your children are up and out of bed enjoying the dusting of snow on the ground? Which "snow superstition" came through for them, the spoon under the pillow or the backward pj's?

JottinMama said...

I love turning the music up loud :)

Trying to stay warm,
Kate :)

Sandra in Phx said...

I love that song:) Of course, my kids came in to listen to it and wanted to know if the song was really old because the video was in black and white...I told them the song was from 1984 thinking that might make them realize it wasn't that long ago...that seemed to backfire. "That's a LONG time ago, Mom!" Whatever. LOL

Would it be a bad time to mention that it is going to be 81 here in Phoenix today? Tee hee hee.

Arlene said...

Wow, that song took me back! I had to let out a giggle that was just a wee bit teeny-bopper. Those were the good ole days...

BTW, South Florida is getting a cold front too. No snow, but we're supposed to get into the upper 30's tomorrow morning. Ugh.

Debra said...

Stay Warm Marybeth...
Sandra- Im was born and raised in Phoenix, lived there 35yrs of my life. I know how nice the winters are there. Enjoy the weather now!
Debra

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, that song brings back memories! I can't wait for summer. It has been nippy here today, too. No signs of snow in Mississippi, just bone chilling cold. Great post, Marybeth!

Happy Four said...

The way you pen words give the image of being right there along side you in the car.

We have enjoyed our snow day today. I got the registration form in the mail from Karen for Bible Study and will mail it back :) I think we will be able to meet in "real life" after all!

Happy Four said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Rachel said...

Ahh the joys of living in the southern hemisphere. You can always come down here, lots of sun and warmth. :o) But turning up the music always makes life seem warmer.