What in the world is the deal with the weather in Florida this January?
The weather is giving me serious whip lash, not to mention the wardrobe challenge it has been! Last January we were in the mid 70’s to low 80’s with the exception of a few cold snaps. Luckily, nothing that stuck around though. This January has been freezing! We have been miserable. I HATE the cold. When we moved from Idaho, I was more than happy to say goodbye to the bitter sting of winter! I was thrilled to trade in the snow of winter for the white sand beaches! In my humble opinion, it is WAY better than snow! I enjoy jogging in a tank top in December and January outdoors. I love to go to the beach on Christmas Day and wade in the water, and play in the sand. I love taking the kids to the park to play, or down to the landing. I love the sound of the ice cream truck driving down our street daily year-round. Okay, I’m not going to lie, I LOVE it! Seriously though, I feel like I’ve been totally ripped off this year! It’s been too cold to do much outside. Instead I stay inside and freeze because the houses and heaters just aren’t cut out for freezing temperatures. We are used to finding ways to cool off, not stay warm! I had lovely tomatoes in my garden, and gorgeous flowers landscaping my green yard until the beginning of january when Florida froze over! Now my flowers, tomatoes, and lawn are withered, brown, and dead! So disappointing! As I’ve heard it said, “Who forgot to pay the heating bill?”
With all that said, the sun finally made an appearance. It still wasn’t too warm, maybe mid 60’s. We took full advantage of it, and went to the beach. I have been seriously deprived without my visits, and Daddy hadn’t gone since he got home from Iraq. What a shame! We usually go several times a week or more! Nathan was in heaven. Although, He wasn’t too interested in taking a walk. I’ve never seen him walk so slow in his life! He just wanted to take a few steps, plop down, and dig in the sand. Kennedy on the other hand, was dying to get in the water. She ran up and down the beach racing the waves. She ended up wet against my advice and nagging to stay dry! She claimed to have NO idea how it happened! Secretly I didn’t blame her, I wanted to dive in too! I would have if I wasn’t afraid of catching pneumonia and freezing to death! We all enjoyed the afternoon at the beach, and left with an extra skip in our step, a twinkle in our eyes, and permanent grin on our faces! If only the weather would continue to cooperate a little more….. the current temp makes me shiver!