I grew up in the desert southwest, in an obscure part of Arizona that never saw a fleck of snow in the 20 years that my family lived there. So when I ventured out to find a job in publishing, which had been a life-long dream, I faced some weather I hadn't seen since my early childhood. My longest stop on this journey called life after college was in Colorado Springs, where I sure saw my fair share of the white stuff.
But when I made the move to Nashville, I thought I was leaving the snow behind for sun--and humidity.
Not so quick!
While this summer was certainly hot and humid, this winter has proven full of snow and ice thus far. And I've discovered that no matter where I am in this country if there's snow on the ground and a chill in the air, I want to be snuggled under a blanket in front of a cozy fire reading a good book. So that's what I've been doing lately--even if I can't find a fire or a blanket. My book has traveled everywhere with me this week, and I'm grateful for the company every chance I get amidst the frigid temperatures.
And did I mention my pink, fuzzy socks? Oh, those help me fight the freeze every day, too!
Are you battling cold right now, too? How do you deal with it?