Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful...
But not in the sort of good way the song implies. That particular carol suggests it's snowy and blowy and just the PERFECT weather for staying in by the fire.
Well, the sunny 20-25 degree days we experienced a few weeks ago, accompanied by just enough snow to make things pretty, have been replaced by mid to upper 30s and rain. At least we have the blowy part down. And no, I don't have a fireplace. Sitting before the Monitor heater watching the element glow just isn't the same thing. Plus, it's hard to roast marshmallows.
Unfortunately, what we're getting now is more typical of the weather here on the Alaska south central coast. Gray soggy days, near freezing nights, and slicker than a used car salesman's hair (please see NOTE in comments section) come morning. It's conducive to staying inside, hunkered down with a good book and a cup of tea.
Or maybe even writing! There's an idea. I have two stories vying for attention in my brain, and with winter break almost upon us I'll be refereeing kids all too soon. Maybe we'll get lucky and the temp will drop so the snow will come. I have no qualms about sending kids outside to play in the snow, but it's hard to justify outdoor time when it's cold, pouring and muddy. Damn you, global warming!