type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: It's warm! It's warm! Oh wait. It WAS warm.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's warm! It's warm! Oh wait. It WAS warm.

I don't even know how warm it was yesterday and today. Somewheres around 45 degrees. Warm enough to shed the jackets, and even shed the sweaters for a moment. There is but one word to describe such a condition:

Glorious.

Part of it is just breathing air that isn't either:

a)outside air that freezes the lining of your nostrils, or

b)recycled inside air that you have been exhaling and then breathing in for approximately 3 months.

Part of it is taking a walk and letting the kids splash in puddles and run around. Yes, running full speed on the melting ice, which happens to include slipping and doing full-blown belly flops or butt-plops on the ice... multiple times. (That's what we call deep sensory input, baby. It's all good)

It's all-around a God-ordained, beautiful, needed, right-about-when-I-thought-I-would-die-from-the-cold, breath of fresh air.

But.

This afternoon, Ava sang on the way to the car, "It's SPRIIIING!!!"

It's February 1. Tomorrow it's cold again. Not Spring.

Not. Spring.

And herein lies the Minnesota conundrum. We love days like this, but it makes us want things that are, um... like...

4 months away.

7 comments:

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I love the image of little Ava singing on the way to the car. It is how we should all embrace the change of the seasons! :)

-Francesca

Willow Tree said...

Right??? I was singing It's Spring too... and then it dawned on me. So close, yet sooooo far away. Thank God He understands our need for a reprieve though!

Blessings, Carolynn

Jenna said...

it almost makes me cry, it's so far away...

Heather of the EO said...

My thermometer said 47! It was wonderful. And so short.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

YES! YES! I get this. I lived this.

And I blogged it. :-) Two blog posts this weekend. Both were weather-inspired.

I'm such a geek.

Dawn S. said...

But you do love it here, right? You do, don't you? Right? Jenny? I am just thinking of how many blogposts you have done about the weather...complaining? whining? what is the word I want? :) xox

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

We are the total opposite. After days of 75-80 degree temps, it will drop into the 40s for three days and we go Ahhhhh! It's winter!! But it won't last!!