Seasonal woot woot

March 25, 2013emily 1 Comment »

I have a confession to make: I am loving this winter. While nearly everyone around me is bemoaning this winter (the snow! and the ice! and then a couple of sunny days followed by more snow!), I am reveling in it. In Florida, we didn’t really have seasons. We had a long, long, long stretch of summer (we’d turn on the AC in April and leave it on through November, people) and a few weeks on either end of “spring” and “fall” (quotation marks indicating the near-ludicrousness of using those terms), but mostly we had summer. Clear blue skies, bright and sunny, 80+ degrees. Which, yes, I can see how that sounds divine. But, wow, did I miss the seasons. True and proper seasons, each lasting approximately three months, coming at particular and predictable times of year, in which you can purchase and wear the right clothes for the right time of year. I can’t tell you how maddening it was to be looking for shorts in October when every merchant (both brick-and-mortar and online) was offering only chunky wool sweaters and fleece-lined jeans. Nor can I adequately explain the mindf*ck of picking out a Christmas tree in shorts and flip flops. So, shake your fist at winter and bemoan it all you want. I’ll be over here giving it a big hug and inviting it to stay for awhile.

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