Sand, Beaches, Sun, Oh My

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Sand, Beaches, Sun, Oh My. I kept repeating these words to myself during my walk to the bus stop today.

I pictured these warm scenes.

I also did so as I paced back and forth at the bus stop bursting for joy when the bus came. Well, I was definitely bursting.

Anyway, I think my Jeddi mind trick helped. I think. And that’s all that matters.

Last year during a particular cold stretch I wrote a post. I have reposted it below with one addition.

However, I want to see your additions. You can go to my facebook page( for your addition. I will note the best on my blog later this week.

Thanks for your help and good luck staying warm.

Today, Monday, is the first day that the temperature is predicted to go over the freezing mark in about a week. Yeah, I know it’s January, it’s winter. I get it. So, I expect it to be cold. But these temperatures have been crazy cold. Want to know how crazy? (Yes, Larry, how crazy cold has it been?) Thanks for your interest – let me tell you.

It’s been:

Touching my cheeks to make sure they are there kind of crazy cold.

Soup for every meal kind of crazy cold.

Cell phone works with bare hand only then stay in my pocket kind of crazy cold.

Spit turns to ice upon hitting the ground kind of crazy cold.

Insist kids wear gloves and hat no matter how much they complain kind of crazy cold.

Need to knit your dog a sweater kind of crazy cold.

Afraid of the heat bill kind of crazy cold.

Can we retire to Florida now kind of crazy cold.

Wish I had a way to preheat the car kind of crazy cold.

Where can I buy one of those scary ski masks kind of crazy cold.

How many layers can I wear with out falling over kind of crazy cold.

Keep food cold in the garage kind of crazy cold.

Didn’t know that body part could get that cold kind of cold.

Hell freezing over might be warmer kind of crazy cold.

Hey it’s in the 20’s and that’s not so bad kind of crazy cold.

Counting down 51 more days to spring kind of crazy cold.

It’s been… ahh you get the point. Anyway, as my childhood friend, MG, reminds me, the past couple of winters have been relatively mild. So, this crazy cold streak is just the odds coming in.

So let’s hear from you – what would you add to my ‘that kind of crazy cold’ list? Remember you can also add your suggestions at

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16 thoughts on “Sand, Beaches, Sun, Oh My

  1. My toes turn white kind of crazy cold! I’ve got my thickest socks on right now, and my toes are still going numb. Thank goodness tomorrow is supposed to be warmer. AND the kids finally go back to school. Woohoo!

  2. So many of those are really funny, I lost track and therefore had to refrain from naming my favorites. I’m afraid I can’t add to the list because it’s relatively warm where I am, but I empathize with the rest of the country. I did grow up in the Midwest, after all. I remember those long, cold mornings waiting for the bus at the end of the driveway. So odious. And my nostrils sticking, watching my breath steam. I understand your feeling at the bus stop!

  3. I’ll spare you the details of my weather today. Let’s just say, we have crazy weather here too … woke up with the heat on and by lunch, the AC went back on. I’m just waiting for a crazy cold to hit me.

    Anyway, this just reminded me of that scene in A Christmas Story where the kid brother has so many layers on him that he can’t put his arms down. And then when he falls down, he needs his brother to help him up. Guess it’s that kind of crazy cold, huh?

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