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January Spring

01/14/2013

Almost every January here in Nashville, we get at least one weekend of warmer temperatures. It’s a nice break from our [relatively mild] winter weather. Jason and I call it January Spring. Last week, we had a whole week of 60-70 degrees (…40s are more typical in January). It was AMAZING!

One day I took Ali out to draw with chalk in the driveway, blow bubbles and swing in her swing.

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Another day Jason did some gardening while Ali played in the dirt. Saturday afternoon while Ali was napping Jason refinished a table while I gave our cocker spaniel Lucy a haircut and a bath outside (using our warm/cold water tap).

Oh, it was a glorious January Spring! Thank you, God!

Now we’re back to winter. I feel like I’m fueled up and ready to face another month or so of cold weather.

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Good thing we had bread and milk

01/12/2010

We had a “snow storm” last week in Nashville. Thank God it’s just about all melted away now. I may be a former Pennsylvania girl but there is a reason we moved South; I can’t handle this cold! I recognize those clouds …

It’s all about the layering. Seriously, for the past 5 days I’ve been wearing 2 pairs of socks, tights/leggings under my jeans and sometimes 5 or 6 layers on top (tank tops, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweater, 2 zip up hoodies …) Have I mentioned I HATE being cold??

Because it’s a novelty and this is the most snow Nashville has seen in the 6 winters we’ve been here, I did take quite a few photographs. I guess I can appreciate the beauty of it a little bit.

The frost on my car windows when the sun shines on in the morning is particularly charming.

There is a joke around these parts that anytime there are flurries in the forecast, everyone runs out to the grocery store to stock up on bread and milk in case they’re snowed in for days. It’s true – avoid gas stations and groceries stores!

I’m very thankful for the new down puffer coat I got for Christmas. Thanks Mom.

Cute rain boots – zero insulation but 100% water proof.

Ok. I’m ready for summer now. Bring on the heat!