When we first moved to beautiful NC I was thrilled. I distinctly remember running to the bathroom and beating on the door until Hubby yelled, "WHAT????" from the shower. I remember being soooo excited. It was snowing outside!!
Being from Texas I was used to basically one season. Hot and Humid. With an occasional side of chilly. So snow??? It was freakin' awesome!!!!!!
I didn't even own a coat. Why? It so wasn't necessary. Now?? I own at least five. Most likely more (but I'm too lazy to go upstairs to check).
Eleven (maybe twelve) years later. I don't like the winter. And, technically, it's not even winter yet.
Yes, snow still amazes the hell out of me (and who knew it would be so wet??). But you know what? Where I'm at we don't get snow as much. More often we get ice. Which totally sucks! Driving in snow? Not a big deal. Driving in ice? Forget about it-it's impossible.
I love the other three seasons. But winter? Really????? It's cold; it's dark. I'm telling you I am totally afflicated with SAD. And winter totally kicks my butt. It's dark at 4:00 pm (okay not usually - tropical storm IDA is inudating us making it dark earlier - but it's definitely dark by 5:30 or 6:00 pm). It's not even 8:30 pm and I am totally ready for bed.
I just talked to my dad (he seems to be doing much better, by the way, although that's his version! Totally hoping to hear from his doc soon and get the real low-down) and it's only 80 degrees there! WTH! I hated the heat and humidity when I lived there (although it is hilarious to hear people here gripe about the humidity - they have no idea!!!). Still hate the humidity; but some warmth? Right about now it would be sooooooo welcomed. The high today was probably about 50 degrees. Not as low as it will go; but still.
Apparently, I need to live somewhere where the sun shines constantly and there is no humidity. Where would that be?? Heaven?