Now, for all of you who live above/withing 200 miles of the Mason Dixon Line, you may not understand this, but trust me, it's the truth.
I am a Florida girl.
And it is most apparent in winter, because I just don't know how to cope.
Today, it was 17 degrees when I went to my car. 17!! I could almost double that number and it would STILL be at freezing.
I said ALMOST people. sheesh. I know it's 32 degrees for freezing.
I just really don't know how to deal with cold.
For example, when we were in NC a couple of weeks ago, my friend Courtney and I went for a drive, and by my feet was this contraption. The conversation in my head was as follows:
"Oh what's that?"
"Hmm, it's got a blade!!!"
"Oh, that's good. Courtney has a weapon to defend herself."
"But...a very strange weapon. WHat is it? Not a chinese star, not brass knuckles."
"maybe it's NOT a weapon. Then...um... what is it?"
After about 20 minutes in the car, it dawned on me that it was an ice scraper.
They have tools to scrape away ice.
I just take a bottle of water and pour it over my windshield.
Then again, that doesn't really work when it's below freezing, as I found out this past week. Because then the water freezes in a thick sheet on your windshield.
Are you as astonished as I was? Because seriously. I was SHOCKED. Water freezing right before my very eyes.
Today, I wouldn't let my kids go to the library, because it was still in the 20's. On the board, I wrote "No library. Too cold."
They thought that was a crock.
They didn't think it was a crock when they stepped outside for lunch without their jackets.
They ran back in and got their jackets. And hats. And gloves. And scarves. And one kid had a blanket around him.
Plus. 6 of my kids are absent today due to the cold.
They should have just cancelled school.
I think I might die whenever I move "north."