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It's cold outside!

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Yup.  It’s official.  According to this latest article and weather video from Kirotv.com.  This is the coldest April on record in Seattle since 1891 – a year that weather was first recorded at the Federal building downtown.

1891?  Are you kidding me?  That’s One hundred and TWENTY years, people!!  What happened to global warming?  There was actually snow in April.  Unbelievable.

I am very warm-blooded, usually.  That is, I’m warm for my age.  My age being 50 and in mid-life.  And by usually – I mean that sometimes my feet get a little cold – okay, icy cold and frozen if you must know the truth – but only at night for some reason.  I keep a heating pad by the foot of my bed and have done so for years – just for those occasions when I need to warm up my feet before going to sleep.  I’ve gone through several heating pads in almost 30 years of marriage.  I used to just put my icy feet on Greg at night – and though he is a very patient man – he really did not like it.  It may have been the sudden scream that gave it away – I can’t remember – but I do know that the heating pad is better.  So I stick to that.  Plus – to tell you the truth – he is like a furnace and makes me much TOO warm if I sleep too close to him.  How can you be too cold and too warm at the same time, you may ask?  Hmmm.  I have no idea!

Yes all this confusion in my body temperature may be my age.  And I’m willing to own it – But it also may be this crazy cold weather!

Covers on?  Covers off?  It’s a toss-up.  Windows wide open and I’m still warm – then I’m cold.  It’s ridiculous. I love my body pillow – but that makes me too warm too – not fun.  Comes with being my age and female – it’s lovely.

And it doesn’t help that our spring has been just like winter.  Usually at this time of the year I am well into capris and sandals.  But I have had to wear reinforcements  Yes – an actual jacket in April.  That is not like me – ask anyone.

I froze yesterday at the Civic Theater in downtown Renton – rehearsing for “Bugsy Malone” with our junior high students from Renton Christian School.  Honestly the place was like a refrigerator – and when we had a break I took a little walk because it was actually sunny yesterday – not warm – just sunny.  It is very weird because I am NEVER cold in there – so I know it must be cold outside.  I brought a jacket and wore it most of the rehearsal.

Today is looking up though – May 1st and already sunny and a little warmer.  I didn’t freeze in the theater – actually wore capris and short sleeves and was comfortable.  Maybe May will be warmer!    My husband (the glass half empty guy) says, “not so – it will be cold and rainy the rest of the week”.  Oh Greg.  Where is your faith?

Where, Oh where is spring?  I believe.  I have faith.  I know it’s coming.  That wonderful time of the year when I can wear sandals and take a walk outside just to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin.  Where everything smells better and cleaner.  Where I hear the frogs in the nearby pond and see the cherry blossoms – and not worry that the frost will kill them!  I long to put away my hoodies, sweaters and jackets – my boot slippers and socks.  I long for shorts and tank tops.  But mostly, I long to not be cold all the time.  At least so much of the time.

The mountain was out today – and for all of you not from Seattle – this simply means it was a beautiful clear sunny day.  We need many more days like this now that it’s May – we’ve had enough rain this last year to last us several more and I’m not going to ever complain about the heat again!  I’m putting away my parka – for real this time.  You just can’t wear a parka in May.  It’s wrong.

Have a wonderful May Day!  Stay warm.

God Bless

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Comments on: "Coldest April On Record? Parka, Anyone?" (8)

  1. Add me into the sweat/freeze, sweat/freeze, lather, rinse, repeat group. I burrow under the covers and then kick them off 5 minutes later (if it takes that long!). It’s been cold here, too, on the east coast. I was wondering if I would have to buy more heating oil on April 29th. That is wrong, wrong, wrong-O! It’s usually in the 70s by this time of year. Today, we got up to 84 and was it wonderful! Unfortunately, it’s supposed to take a 25-degree dip over night and we’ll be back to chilly once again. Still, the up-down-all-around temps have to end sometime, right? I, too, want spring. I just have this feeling that I will wake up one morning soon and it will be summer and in the 90s. . . spring what?

    • It’s sunny here today and maybe will be 67!! It’s been a long cold winter here!! I WILL NOT complain when it gets too warm, and we’re going to remind each other that – right?

  2. Feel free to send some snow over my way. We have the AC on. It gets to be 85 in the house and it’s only in the 90s so far. Should be in the 100s by next week. Late for us. Usually April is hot. It’s still cool at night so we are lucky. In the heat of the summer, no matter how high we turn the AC on, we can’t get the house below 80 degrees and even at 3am it’s 93 degrees outside.

    • Oh my – already with the AC? We are lucky to have about 3 weeks of really hot weather here – and we haven’t had spring yet!

  3. Monika and I were driving to small group on Wednesday and big old fluffy flakes were coming down. Now I probably love snow more than most but I’m ready for some sunshine!

  4. Oh! This is good! I am NOT alone. I sweat, freeze… sweat, freeze… repeat! I feel like the Lakers in the 1990’s. What is up with this Al Gore Global Warming trend??? Enough already. I heard a lady say in the ice cream shop the other day: “If there’s snow on the Peak, then you wear socks on your feet!” ~ I’m staring to believe her. Pikes Peak has WHITE, WHITE snow all over it… and it’s MAY. Oh well. Glad I am not alone. Washington or Colorado – makes no difference. Send that ground hog back into it’s hole… he lied! ~ Valerie

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