Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This is the life!!!

I tell you, life in Florida certainly beats life in WV in the winter!

Here it is, New Year's Eve, and the kids and I were outside in our bathing suits, soaking up the sun. The neighbor asked if the kids wanted to play with his Slip'n'Slide, then he set it up for them. December 31 and we're outside playing in the sun and water.

Sure, it's "cold" here by Floridians' standards. It's probably in the low 70s, but even B2 (for whom I knit a thick wool hat and scarf because he's always cold if it's under 80) was slippin' and slidin' and having a blast. Okay, B2 was crawlin' and fallin', as A just corrected me.

The grass is green; flowers are blooming; the neighbors are growing papayas and pineapples.

And it's December. And it's warm.

At least, I'm warm.

Four more years, or 4.5, really, till we can move to southern Florida and grow our own flowers and fruits, even in the wintertime. Unless Tom gets a job down there, then just maybe we'll be able to live in the warmth earlier.

Either way, it's in reach now, and there's hope that we can get rid of our winter clothes and live in shorts and t-shirts year-round.

I can't wait!


Anonymous said...

Tom said
Here I am freezing my @$$ of in West by God and you are off having fun. Snowing here and the turkies were out in the front "yard". Old mommy has been laying in the grass since noon. I'm waiting for the others to show before feeding them. Zippy has had his bath and I am still cleaning the house. Have fun and stay warm.

rita said...

Poor thing, I'm sorry you're not having fun! How many turkeys were there today? Is Old Mommy okay, or is she just waiting for corn? I bet that if you throw it out, they'll show up fast enough.

How's Zip? Is he still itching?

At least you're getting things done while I'm down here partying with the kids!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

Betty said....

Tom is's cold, windy and beyond freezing here. It was a miserable day, weather-wise.

Enjoy the warmth of Florida and tell the kids hi! And, Happy New Year (almost)!

rita said...

It's kind of windy here, but it was sunny and nice just the same. It was such a pleasure to take a shower in a sunny bathroom! I love glass blocks in bathrooms.

I do not like freezing weather. I'll take a nice, sunny, warm vacation any day!

If only....