UNcomfortably Numb!

We moved to NW Arkansas in 2004.  Granted we moved here from a town only 60 miles away, but that town is in the river valley and not on the Ozark Plateau.  The weather runs about 10 to 20 degrees colder, which is great in the summer.  I love it that it hardly ever gets any hotter than the mid 90’s in NW Arkansas.  However, the winters are getting to be a bit much.  I’m not talking just cold.  I’m talking bitter, freezing, ice and snow covered Januarys every stinking year.  So, I think this might require a southern getaway next month.  Get this temp forecast.

Yes! This will be horrible heating bills.  Yes! This will mean no outside activities.  Yes! This will mean my husband will be suffering the usual Seasonal Depression.  Yes! And, my garage will smell like labrador retriever since they have to stay out there so they don’t turn into canine popcicles.  I’m going to the book store tonight.  Ineed a good book to read.  Any suggestions?  Something long, distracting, and set in a tropical scene maybe?  I guess that leaves out War and Peace.    Or maybe I’ll start some new home improvement projects inside.  The man needs a hobby or task.  Otherwise, he stands in front of the windows and stares into space.  Sort of like those animals in the zoo. 

Hope it is warmer where you are!  Hang in there and remember spring will get here eventually.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. South Carolina is looking better and better to me….

  2. I’ve never been in that kind of cold before, I’m just a wuss! It only gets a little cold here in Washington, but the RAIN!!! I’ll be moldy by spring.

  3. kath says:

    Stay warm!! It was -29 here on Sat morning. Yesterday was -2 so it felt like a heat wave so we had ice cream!! : )

  4. GypsyBiscuit says:

    Recommended books set in warm places:
    The Help — Kathryn Stockett
    The Poisonwood Bible — Barbara Kingsolver
    The Secret Life of Bees — Sue Monk Kidd

    Not set in warm climes, but very interesting reading:
    Three Cups of Tea — Greg Mortensen
    Stones into Schools — Greg Mortensen
    The School of Essential Ingredients — Erica Bauermeister

    Generally fun to read:
    Anything written by Tom Robbins, anything by Barbara Kingsolver, anything by Joanne Harris

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