Honestly, if it weren’t for all the Christmas lights I see at night, or the fact that it gets dark at 4:30pm, I’d forget that it’s even December. I’m just not feeling it.
No, not because time has flown by since September.
The reason it’s not feeling like December is because the weather has been fantastic the last few months. We haven’t had a daytime temperature lower than 40 degrees! In fact, it’s expected to hit 60 degrees today (if it hasn’t already). I was out walking in yoga capris and a t-shirt with a light sweatshirt on earlier this morning.
This past week has been great now that I think about it. We had a good streak of temperatures in the 40s at the end of November, but since December started it’s been more in the 50s. I’m not complaining at all.
I can only think of one reason why the temperatures have been the way they are, and no, not global warming. I’ve been consistently praying for a mild winter this year, because last year was just… yuck. Also, I worry about my mom and dad traveling out of town for their jobs. Then there’s the fact that my mom and I just hate the cold. I mean, we can deal with it when we have the right kind of winter gear and a good heating system in the house, but that doesn’t change the hating of the mess that comes with winter.
So, yeah, I’ve been praying for a mild winter and God’s been answering that prayer.
I’m really enjoying this mild winter. It feels like a preview of the kind of winter we’d have when my mom and I do get around to moving south.
I guess the only downside is that, despite the mess, I do like a white Christmas. It’s only right.
But I love the current temperatures we’ve been having… so I’ll sacrifice a white Christmas for not freezing my wimpy butt off.
How have you been liking the current temperatures in your area?