Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You Fooled Me (Again)!

It was late,
dark and calm
as I stood on the deck last night.
I was sure the pine trees
were whispering your name to me.

Foolish me.
Turns out it was Old Man Winter,
not so subtly,
bringing the howling north winds
into what was a lovely, mild January.

Reality has arrived.
The thermometer reads 13 above
but the winds make it feel like
2 below.
And it's not the coldest day of the week.

I will not be help captive.
Errands need to be run.
Then home,
for a nice warm cup of tea.

Will you join me?

27 comments:

Debbie said...

i would love to join you, i may have to wear boots ;))))

stop for some dunkin donuts hot chocolate, with extra whipped cream, it's awesome!!

be safe and stay warm, i hope you get it all done....

Judy said...

I would love to join you, but better yet come on down here for a cup :)

Paula said...

Count me in.

Lisa said...

We lived in Michigan when my kids were babies. I can remember being stuck in the house with my son because we had a big ice storm and then the temperature didn't get above 30 degrees for two weeks. The roads were like skating rinks.

I'm happy to be in Florida!! Enjoy your outing and your cup of tea!

Madi and Mom said...

Yes of course we'd love a cup of tea and a nice conversation.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Dawn's Craft Place said...

It is chilly and snowing sideways here in WI...brrr
I really need to have lots of warm something...lol
Stay safe and warm

Buttons said...

Be right there it is pouring rain here and very slippery. I just came back from two hours in the bush I am soaked to the bone. That sounds wonderful. I would like hot chocolate if you don't mind. Thanks. B

TexWisGirl said...

yup. husband in N Dak said temps in single digits...

Marie said...

You're tellin' me! I waited and waited this morning for the wind chill temps to creep above zero before I went out to take care of the critters, but I finally had to concede that was not going to happen so I braved the cold - brrr! So, yes, a nice cup of tea sounds like just the ticket!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Brrr, Jill, I think that's why I'm a southerner at heart ;-)

Nezzy said...

On my way right now! I'll bring some fresh baked sugar cookies with pink icin'!!!

Have a blessed cozy kinda day sweetie!!~ :o)

Maple Lane said...

Hurry home and enjoy the hot drink!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I would love to! I'll bring the scones.

xo,
Danielle

Jenny Woolf said...

There's hardly anything as nice as sitting down for a nice hot cup of tea when it is cold and snowy outside! I quite like the feeling of frozen in winter, so long as I'm prepared for it (and as long as it doesn't last too long!)

nanny said...

If you hurry I will fix you a big glass of iced tea....it's in the 60's and beautiful....BUT weather report says it will be in the 20's tomorrow morning/Ouch!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wow, Jill. I can't believe you go out to run errands with that temperature. You wouldn't catch me out. Imagine living in 80 degree weathers and then going to 2 below. I would die.
Stay warm and be safe. If you use your heater be careful.
ANA

Bonnie said...

Am I too late? We started the morning out at 70, it is dropping. It is said we will soon be in the 40s. I am longing for cold weather. My brain is telling me I need to hibernate. Hugs. Bonnie

Eva Ason said...

I'd love to join you for a cuppa tea :)

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to join you for a cup of tea. Now I am having one by myself. sandie

Gloria Hood said...

I would actually LOVE a day like that!!! But.... I will stick to coffee, thank you!

Saun said...

I know it keeps teasing us 55 degrees right now. But the bottom is suppose to drop out tonight oh boy.

Flora said...

It's cold here...with wind chill about -40C ..think that is the same temp as -40F...brrrr

Ellie said...

I'd love to join you for a wee cup of tea. Hope it heats up soon for you. Make sure you wrap up warm when you go out.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just had a nice hot cup of tea! Hope you had a nice day!

Jackie said...

I am soooo with you Jill. It takes an act of God to keep me home. We are true minnesotans to the bone!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Of course, I'd love to join you, only make mine coffee. :)

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I would join you, as long as I could make mine some hot chocolate. : ).. Brrr. It's finally cold here in KC as well. Sounds like Old Man Winter is pretty big.