Thursday, December 16, 2010

my favorite thing...

Forgive me for being shallow.  We had a knock-down, drag-out, how in the world did Laura Ingalls ever survive one good old Iowa blizzard here this past weekend.  Granted, I can't complain too much.  It has been relatively mild here all things considered.  To have our first major snow in the middle of December is really a pretty good thing.  We are that much closer to spring. 

But along with the snow came lots of cold and since it has been fairly decent - this cold seems a little jarring to the system. I just haven't gotten used to it yet.  And you do get used to it.  We are talking single digits and below right now, but come early March, mid- thirties and forties will feel like a veritable heat wave. 

This fall we got a new (read slighly used) car - a Chevy HHR.  It's pretty fun to drive, better than the old mini-van, gets 31 miles to the gallon on road trips to OK, but the very best feature which I love more than I ever thought I could love a selling feature on a car is the REMOTE START.  I can stand at the back door of the hospital, lock the doors, push the little start thingy on the key fob and ta-da! I chit-chat with the girls in RT for a couple minutes then walk out to my nice warm car.  It's a beautiful thing.  Now, if I can only buy a house with a remote cleaning option.


Baloney said...

Snow? Cold? Think I'll stay here in OK.

@nnie said...

i'm telling you I seriously have NO idea how you handle the blue lipped temperatures. I can't imagine EVER getting used to it. Ever. Becuase I get chilled to the bone here in balmy OK. I know I am a total wimp. I do know that. And I think you totally deserve that car and the remote start. Because you are my hero.