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Sunny and 75
What’s your perfect weather?
One of my favorite songs is “Sunny and 75” sung by Joe Nichols and it is one of my favorites because that is my ideal weather. Sunny, 75 degrees, no humidity, blue sky, beach chair, flip flops, sand – yes, I do believe I would be very happy if every day were like that.
That’s what we had just several days ago, in February. Go figure. When we moved here three and a half years ago, we were told by many “don’t like the weather – just wait ten minutes.” And in Eastern North Carolina, that seems to be true.
It is amazing how weather affects our mood and our conversation … in the supermarket, at the doctor’s office, at work – almost everywhere. We are either loving it or complaining about it. Those of us who have moved from colder climates shudder when there is any inkling of snow or below freezing temps. Many of us prefer it cooler, not wanting the humidity of the summer months.
Realistically, there is not much we can do about the weather. We chose to live here, so we have to accept the variety of conditions and be flexible. This builds our character!
My car has become home to a variety of weather proofing items including two umbrellas (one full size and one collapsible), a baseball cap for my husband (who wears glasses and is not happy in the rain), a cooler for last minute shopping in warm weather and a windshield cover to protect from the sun’s strong rays. I keep the ice scraper in the garage, so I don’t have to see it all the time (too depressing).
We are entering the month of March, which is always a challenging weather month. The old lion-lamb proverb is often accurate, but I find the most wonderful thing about March is that it is the bridge from winter to spring. I can wear sandals more often; crocuses and daffodils are in bloom and the days are longer. Sometimes it is windy and cold, but it really doesn’t last too long.
Bottom line, even though I prefer sunny and 75, it would get boring to have the same weather all the time. And then, what would be our most frequent conversation starter – if not the weather?
P.S. REMEMBER to come to Trade Share on Tuesday, March 5th at The Flame. Deadline for dinner reservations is February 28th. BTW – The TS Committee has put in a request for good weather!
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