I’m still not positive what a polar vortex is, but I’m not happy it about descending upon us. I already think I’m close to truly having seasonal affective disorder. My mood goes completely haywire during the coldest months, and I find myself longing for sunshine and warmth with a childlike longing.
I’ve never felt so thankful in all my life to have a house as I did last night when the temperatures were so absurdly frigid that our littlest dog was shaking at the thought of stepping outside to use the bathroom and our porch was cracking as if it might explode from frostbite.
It’s only January 7, and I am already completely and utterly over winter. I can handle a 35 degree day with beautiful snow flakes falling, or a fun day on the slopes snowboarding. But this weather where 20 degrees is a heat wave is about to drive me crazy.
I’m not sure how you are all getting through it, but I’m just hunkering down inside with a mug of tea and a good novel while fondly thinking of flip flops, sunscreen, long hours of sunshine, and walks on the beach. Happy winter, friends.
Amanda @ The Mommy Mix says
I know what you mean… My sons school bus has been cancelled two days in a row because of the weather being -47 degrees celsius here. He’s had to miss school both days because I was not venturing out with my 16 month old in tow by transit!
Oh my! It’s all just very frustrating. I am certainly ready for warmer weather and sunshine.
I know several people that have troubles with the winter blues. I have had it at times throughout my life as well. I have to stay busy and try not to eat my days away. It has been a long winter in Utah. I am not sure how long the 20 degrees will last, but I am longing for flip flop weather as well. Hang in there.
Thanks!! You too.