ˌrēˈɡrō/ verb/ gerund or present participle: Regrowing "to grow or be grown anew or continued growth after an injury or after having died or withered"

Frozen Mitten…

So, apparently winter has officially “hit” in the mitten state, as in, it has been 0 degrees before the windchill. (painful)

This is the longest and now the coldest winter I have had in five years! Sounds ridiculous, but I am totally serious.

Yet, in the midst of freezing my butt off, and avoiding gassing up my car as long as possible in hopes of the temperatures returning to a reasonable number, I have a few thoughts that have been sparked by the cold:

  • Going on a winter retreat with a bunch of teens is cold, fun, hysterical, and completely unpredictable. – And possibly completely worth the bitter temps…
  • My 70+lbs pup’s body temperature is warmer than mine.. therefore he is getting trained to warm me up when we return inside from our (mostly brief) walks.
  • I cannot express how thankful I am that my pups does not want to play in the snow for long.
  • I love the heat of summer infinitely more than the cold of winter because heat never just hurts like cold does.
  • I. Am. So. Thankful. For a working heater in my apartment.
  • I need to get a new pair of gloves… And, possibly a snow suit for every day use… And potentially, more thermal socks…

Due to the sub-zero temps, I have been reading, doing homework, and watching movies more than I have in winters past… So, at least I am being productive! But, I keep trying to console myself with the idea that I will be shocked at how quickly spring comes…

Spring flowers!

Spring flowers!


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This entry was posted on January 23, 2013 by in Uncategorized.
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