I Proclaim it Officially Cold Out!

If it were up to me, the weather would stay somewhere in between fifty five and seventy eight degrees.  Preferably remaining at my preferred temperature of sixty eight degrees.  (I know, I know…all of you sun worshipers think that’s insanely cold, but this is my perfect weather.  Now you know why I refuse to move to NM) I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a very small window of comfort.  And if I’m not in that comfort zone…I will whine.  (Just ask Shaun, he’ll happily tell you all about it!)

This morning, to me, is the official start of fall.  Yes,  realize that the air has been nippy and the trees have already changed colors.  (Most of the leaves  have been blown off, but we can still see them!)  The one thing that is different this morning…is frost. 

Yep, it’s true.  I took Mimi to her bus stop about an hour ago. (My feet still haven’t quite defrosted yet!) Nearly all the lawns were covered in a lovely white frostiness.  And I couldn’t see through my windshield until it defrosted.  (You didn’t think I walked though those frigid conditions, did you?) My only cosoulation is that the sun has now come out and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a beautiful northwest day.

Until then, I’ll sit with my steaming cup of coffee and my warm cuddly cat and just wait it out…

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KT marking her jump rope with pretty purple tape so the guys at martial arts will quit running off with it. 

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0 Responses to I Proclaim it Officially Cold Out!

  1. Kell says:

    Yep, it’s officially cold. It’s been in the upper 30s at night here, but the days are gorgeous at 60.
    Well, I think it’s gorgeous. Al has been complaining about being cold for weeks. Poor baby. Maybe we should get a cat to keep him warm.

  2. Karina says:

    I agree!! For the first time this “fall” I turned on the heat in the car, and my fingers just wouldn’t get warm! Sigh…

  3. Yeah!! It has finally gotten cold in Arkansas, too, although we haven’t had a frost yet. I love cold weather!!! I envy your being home with your cat. I’m in a classroom full of fourth graders!! They are working on a project so I have some time to blog!!!

  4. Carol says:

    I know! I was thinking the same thing! Brrrrrrr! Even Shasta just wants to go do her thing and come back in! See you this afternoon, yes?? Looking forward!

    Carol

  5. Living in El Paso for two years, I’d forgotten all about frost. The entrance to Mexico is here in this city, so we basically have what I call “Mexico weather.” But as a native New Englander, frost used to be my cue to exit stage left, to stop going outside in the morning. Now I kind of miss it. “Kind of” being the operative phrase.

  6. Jay says:

    Frost already? Cool!

    We haven’t had any frost yet, but it is nice and chilly in the mornings. I’ve actually had to turn on my electric blanket a couple of nights even!

  7. mrsgatt says:

    Yes it is chilly, but we Northwesterners are weather weenies, don’t you think? Love that pretty tape.

  8. Betty says:

    We’re still looking forward to a frost, but it has been pretty chilly at night. Great weather.

  9. photowannabe says:

    Its getting down to the high 40’s at night now but no frost. our days are still in the high 70’s. I hate the thought of dragging out the coats and long pants.
    Stay warm and enjoy a cuppa for me.

  10. Susan says:

    Kell~Yeah, everyone needs cats…they’re SO useful!

    Karina~I had to break out my gloves and scarf for last week’s soccer games!

    Songbird~NOW I know the real reason teachers give projects! 🙂

    Carol~Looking forward to it!

    LWB~I used to live about 5 miles from the border. (Why do I think you are in AZ?) But those sunny days got old! LOL New England…Brrrr

    Jay~forget about the blanket…you need cats!

    Hi Mrs. Gatt~not too big of weather weenies…after al, rain doesn’t faze us in the slightest!

    Betty~You’re looking *forward* to it?? Do you not hear me whining???

    Sue~Thanks!

  11. giveitatry says:

    Oh, tell me about it, BRRRR. Pass that pot of coffee over here.

  12. Lynne says:

    You should move East … we haven’t had frost yet …

  13. Jocelyn says:

    YESSS! to the purple tape. Great strategy.

    I’m a person who loves cold; strangely, it’s still feeling lovely here in Duluth. These last few days have been my favorite temps, my favorite light, my favorite crispness, of the year.

  14. Pamela says:

    a very narrow comfort zone. ME2!!!

    I think 70 is perfect

    We had Frost this morning – and the moon was so bright you could almost read a book by its light. Amazing morning.

  15. Pavel says:

    Frost already?! Wow!
    It’s getting cold around these parts but not that cold. It’s 52 right now and it’s 11:30am.

    Stay warn!

  16. Peggy says:

    I’m probably going to jinx things by mention it, but it hasn’t been very cold here. Just a few frosts and not particularly killer frosts either.

  17. gawilli says:

    Smart girl, that KT. I used to have my own toolbox but my son kept “confusing” my tools for his. I painted a bright pink splotch on all the grips with nail polish and amazingly enough – he never had that problem anymore!

    It’s beginning to get cold here now – mid 40’s in the evening. I love it!

  18. Cheryl says:

    Upper 60’s, low 70’s–perfect. We’re still in the 60’s here, with lots of leaves still. It won’t take long till we see some frost. I don’t want winter :((

  19. PrEtTYiNtHECiTY.biz says:

    “steaming cup of coffee and warm cuddly cat” sounds like heaven, Susan ;p

  20. lavidaboca says:

    I like a 68 degree day myself – unfortunately, living in south Florida doesn’t allow for that much. I do miss the seasonal temperatures in North Texas! I keep hoping for a day with the high in the mid 70s!

  21. i think your high temp is my low temp…i’m a southern gal at heart!

  22. Kristina says:

    Frost?! Already?! That makes me sad. We haven’t even had that yet in Canada, although apparently it’s 1 degree out there tonight, so maybe in the morning.
    One of my cats has a very narrow window of comfort when it comes to temperature as well. 🙂

  23. Dorky Dad says:

    It was frosty here this morning for the first time this fall. That’s quite late for us. But I like chilly temps. That’s just me.

  24. Cazzie says:

    WE just kicked off with day light savings time last night..and coming into Summer too. What a contrast isnt it? 25 degrees celcius is my favourite temperature here.