It was snowing and minus 4 degrees at our house when I got up this morning.
Yes, I live in the Norteastern United States. I know it's supposed to be cold here this time of year. But...wow, the past couple weeks have hit us pretty hard. And from the reports I've been hearing about, it's hitting a lot of places with cold weather. My husband's brother moved to Georgia a few years ago and is always calling him to tease about how much warmer/nicer/better it is down there. A couple days ago he called to tell us about the snow they were getting.
My husband's already tired of blowing out the driveway. I'm sick of brushing and scraping and shoveling. We had to go out and buy more hats and scarves because they seem to disappear this time of year. Luckily we could still find a few. Now's the time of year when the stores start putting out the spring clothes! This was our son's car last weekend.
Winter has it's good points. The skiiers and snowboarders and snowmobilers I know love to see the snow and cold. But I'm not into winter sports. I only skii on my Wii Fit.
If you love a good roaring fire, which I do, . We bought a new house a couple years ago and I love the fireplace. It has an insert so it really helps warm the house. It's roaring today. See.
So maybe I shouldn't be complaining about the cold weather, but hey, everyone does. It was the topic of conversation at the diner where we met friends for breakfast this morning. The waitress quipped that she wasn't even asking anyone if they wanted refills on their coffee, she just kept filling them up. If nothing else, those mugs made great hand warmers.
The story I'm working on now started out taking place in the summer. But the weather is getting progressively colder with each scene I write. I think I'm going to rewrite the weather in the beginning. I see a roaring fire in my hero and heroine's future.
So, how cold is it where you live? And be honest, do you like it when it's cold outside??