Is is obvious that I am in denial about this frigid weather we seem to be having? Yesterday I received several of my annual seed and flower catalogs and looked through them for hours, many of them more than once. The bright colors just seemed to warm me and take the reality of the wind blowing outside and the ice forming on the window away. I keep telling myself that this is colder than usual, 20 to 30 degrees colder than usual, and that it is only a phase that will pass. I am hoping that my plans to deceive myself will eventually work. Either that or warmer more normal temperatures will return.
This time of year also makes me realize that I have lived in Oklahoma far too long to ever transplant myself anywhere else, of course its a remote tropical island that I just happen to fall into. I am a warm weather girl. I prefer to wear as few clothes as possible. Never was too crazy about bundling on layers and try to manuever myself in the cold. I do enjoy a cold brisk day with no wind, although that is an event that seldom happens here in Oklahoma... Wind is like a constant. It is the reason that most of the trees here all lean slightly. And at the moment its a howling outside.
Vincent has been home the last week, so of course my schedule and routine has been thrown to the wind. It has been good spending time with him. We have visited friends and family and just had some good time alone together, but it is time that I get back to my things before I am completely snowed under. Housework that is not necessarily urgent yet is a weekly routine, daily blog writing, as well as reading of everyones posts, my writing and other things that I do on those days when I am here all alone.
As you can see although I have not written in a few days there really is not much going on. Cold... Cold... and more cold... the sun is shining though. And if you sit in the warmth of the house and just focus on the brillance of its rays flooding through the window you can imagine it a bit more spring like. I ignore the fact that the pond is totally frozen and there is still snow on the ground that has not had a chance to thaw since Christmas Eve. And sometimes the ice that has formed on the outside of the window makes it a bit difficult to see, yet I have a vivid imagination and try my best to look beyond all that.... Enjoy your Thursday, and for those of you who are lucky enough to share in my frigid adventures, stay warm... And for those of you who are not as fortunate and have to endure warmer temps... wish you were here....