It has been unseasonably warm in Florida this week. I’m not complaining, mind you. My warm and cozy world is about to be rocked because I’ve been preparing to board a plane to head to the Arctic tundra, also known as San Antonio.
There is something inherently wrong about running errands, clad in t-shirt and sandals, while sweating, and knowing that you will be somewhere the very next day that hasn’t been above freezing all week.
It’s just hard to wrap your head around that as you pack sweat shirts, while wiping perspiration from your brow.
Still, not complaining.
The majority of the country has been experiencing black-outs, brown-outs, icy, snow covered conditions. While I’m fanning myself, wondering if anyone has ever died from a hot flash.
After paying an electric bill yesterday, that was twice the rent of my first apartment, I refused to turn on the air conditioner. No one should have to turn on the air conditioner in February. Just sayin’.
Anyhoo. I’m heading home to Texas to see my dad and step-mom, for a quick but long overdue visit. I haven’t been able to get back for over 2 years, and I’ve been horribly homesick. Fiddledaddy sensed this and booked me a ticket, using up our alloted Sky Miles for a free trip.
Fiddledaddy was exceptionally sensitive to my needs. I suspect it was all the wailing and crying that gave it away. I’m fairly easy to read.
We were financially unable to procure tickets for the whole family, so I must brave the elements alone. This caused the most consternation to my middle child, who declared she was going anyway, and deposited her clothing into my suitcase. Interestingly, she packed more than the needed number of underwear for a trip of this brief time, and all summer clothing.
I had to check my suitcase several times to make sure that there were no children hiding within. I know I would have exceeded my 50 pound limit and been charged more.
So I’ll be coming to you live from Texas for the next few days. I understand that it might snow today. My excitement at that prospect is tempered only by my lack of adequate warm clothing.