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Life in the desert, in February. The middle of winter. The coldest month of the year. And here I am, in shorts, with ceiling fans going, and two, yes, two windows opened. The days temps are in the 70’s and night time has been in the 50’s. A few nights ago, it was so warm that I woke up in a puddle of sweat and it wasn’t a hot flash I was having.

This is life in the desert.

I have always hated cold weather, still do. Growing up in West Virginia, I have seen my share of snow. I have lived in several states, that winter was nothing but a cold, dreary 3 months, that I would just wish would go away every day. Even our last winter in Nevada, our water froze several mornings. Which wasn’t fun getting ready to go to work. But this weather we are having here. I don’t know weather to enjoy it or be scared of what the summer months are going to bring. If it’s is near 80 most days now, holy cow! What is it gonna be in July and August? We only had about a week of cold, that was before Christmas. I have only worn a jacket a handful of times. My hubby broke out his shorts and tanks since he works outside. It is February for Goodness Sakes! Come on!!

I know I should not complain. This is heaven for all those people that are trapped in the house, going stir crazy from the foot of snow that has fallen this winter. But with this weather it is making me want to move. Not to the snow. OH NO WAY, but to a place where the temps are not so warm that they are uncomfortable. Where you can feel the changing of the seasons. I miss the green grass, here all we have is rock and dirt. It’s hard with a baby trying to take her outside to play. We ventured out to the park today, first time since Little L got sick. It was packed. There was a birthday party going on and kids everywhere. Most were in shorts and no shoes. Running like it was the middle of summer. Well I know it is not the middle of summer, because here, they do not go to the park at noon on a hot summer day. They are inside in the a/c. Waiting till late afternoon to come out and play.

So to all my fellow bloggers that are stuck knee deep in snow, I wish you all a fast thaw. While you are waiting, go out and build that snowman, have another cup of hot chocolate, and throw another log on the fire. I will be sending warm Arizona thoughts your way! 🙂

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