Sunday, January 17, 2010

What Floridians look like when it's COLD!!!!

As you all know by now, I hate the cold. I'm miserable when it's cold, I complain when it's cold, and it just puts me in a blah, crabby mood. A week ago today it was so stinking cold that we, well I,  was literally cold to my core. I bundled Tbear up and we went out just for a few minutes.  Here's a glimpse of how Floridians, dress for the 20 degree temps.
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Here is Tucker dressed in a one piece velour sleeper, with a sweatshirt over it, a jacket on top, mittens, a sock cap, and the hoodie on top of that. Oh, and he had on fleece pants on top of his velour sleeper. He isn't a big fan of the mittens but after a few "no's" he left them on, good thing or his little fingers would have been ice cubes! Then we let him down to walk for a minute and I laughed so hard because he looked like the pillsbury dough boy trying to walk. Bless his heart I had him so bundled he could barely move!!!
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Our poor animals are even miserable. When we went out last week I wanted to lead them all inside so they could warm up, then realized I'd have quite the stinky mess to clean up if I did that. Ten or so cows, a donkey, a dog, could you imagine the chaos?!  Just kidding, I did feel bad for them though as they stood in those frigid temps. Little Joe just looked at us and brayed as if he were telling us, he was freezing to death. Cowboy, our dog, he was enjoying the weather... I think. Maybe he just has a pea-size brain and it didn't register with him that it was 17 that morning and what dog in his right mind would want to play fetch?! The donkey and cows had frost on their backs. As did the ground, the roof, the pitchfork, the fence, the toys left in the yard. Seriously, it was c.r.a.z.y! Poor Cowboy, he loves to jump in his water bucket. The other day he went to jump in it and it was frozen over with ice.
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We don't own the clothing we need for this kind of weather. At the most, 90% of the time we wear fleece jackets and a long sleeve shirt and can pretty much stay warm with just that. Not last week. Oh my sweet niblets we were living in igloos! I am so glad to say that this weekend has been nice. The week ahead should also be nice. I pray that those frigid 30 and 20 degree temps stay north. I've had my fare share of them, I should be good for another ten, twenty years. Oh who am I kidding, I'm good for the rest of my life!!! Bring me Florida heat and flip flops!!!!!
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Then there are the fun things about weather this cold, the kids get to enjoy seeing the water hoses make ice on the fences, the water bucket for the dog freezes over so thick that he can only lick ice to drink. Granted, it's not snow or anything but Carter enjoyed it. It's the little things in life, right?! Oh, but then there are those downfalls too like the pump we had to replace. Yeah, thanks a lot frigid temps. We enjoyed spending that extra $450 for a new pump last week!  Thanks for coming to visit us, now pack your bags and GET OUT!!!!!
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7 comments:

Brandi said...

Such great photos! You don't know what cold is....imagine that for 3 months straight! My MIL is from Florida and has been living in VA for 5 years now and she HATES the winter!

Shelley said...

Haha. Yeah we live in North FLorida and needless to say, even me, the human heater, was cold. I didn't enjoy the 10 straight days of freezing weather. I don't know how the folks up north do it for months at a time. Maybe that is why there are so many travel trailers here in the winter months? Who knows. Love your pics. I can resemble the layering going on.

Abbi said...

great pics!
i live in north fl south ga! it has been super cold!

Jessica said...

Brr. That cold snap was weird, wasn't it? We in Georgia aren't much better that Floridians when it comes to the cold. We just don't know what to do with it!

How did I not know you were in Florida? That totally got past me until now. I thought you were far, far away....but we're nearly neighbors! Sort of....kind of....

BK said...

Hehe that ain't cold dearie :) Thanks for stopping by on my blog! Cute puppy ya got there and I love the blog design too! I'm gonna have to soup up mine a little more now lol

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Too funny! This is the same title to my WW post for today!

I was actually loving the cold weather. I'm in North Florida too...so I know its been cold!

Your pictures are great!

TulipGirl said...

Such sweet photos! Aren't boys fun?