Saturday, December 12, 2009

Refreshing!

With how cold it has been lately, it's hard to believe that, technically, it's not really winter yet. Officially, the first day of winter begins on the 21st of December. Brrrr!

In honor of the recent cold snap, I wanted to share some funny frozen stories, but I couldn't think of any. (Other than the time my arm freezer-burn stuck to the shelf at the grocery store when I tried to get a package of peas). I'm sure there are plenty of bitter cold incidents that happened over the years that were humorous, but I can't think of any!

So, instead, I'll just share a cold memory:

When I was a kid I lived 1/4 a mile down a dirt road in the country. The bus came at 7:27, and we had to be out the door in time to get down to the stop. During the frigid months, we tried to time it so we spent the least amount of time possible out in the freeze. It wasn't uncommon to have sub zero (Ferenheit) temperatures up at our mountain valley bus stop. At least I didn't have to walk both ways up hill to get to school. ;-)

There's a sweet Norwegian woman that goes to church with us, Liv, whom I always think of when the weather turns less than pleasantly warm. One particularly chilly day, I saw her and said something like, "It's freezing!" and she replied, "Yes, isn't it refreshing?!"

Now that's a breath of fresh air!

1 comment:

Deborah said...

What a wonderful thing for her to say. I love hearing various perspectives. There's so much to learn from each other.
River was asking me when Winter would be over and I had to laugh since it has only started. That, and a few days before that she was saying how she wanted to live in the north pole where it was always snowy.