Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Abominable Red snowman

As yesterday was tornado warnings all around us and then high chilling winds all night, I crawled out of my warm bed this Christmas morning really not wanting to get out in the cold for a walk. I soon was fully awake and took on the roll of getting dressed with the “Twelve Layers of Christmas”. .. On the twelfth day of Christmas my closet gave to me… One full pair of Thermal underwear, one pair of Insulted jeans, 2 pair of wool socks, one head and ear band, one pink hooded sweat shirt, one Red hooded jacket, two pair of wool gloves, one pair of hand warmers, and a pair of walking tennis shoes…..

Did you sing? …I did as I walked to get my mind off the chilling winds of 25 miles an hour and wind chills of 17 degrees… that was, till my tongue froze to the top of my mouth! All these layers were dragging my walk down and I must have looked like an Abominable red snowman as I walked down the road. Was I warm? I was really quite warm…. except for my toes, my fingers, and my Rudolf the Red nose!! The cold road was not blocked thru the two pair of wool socks .Nor was there any feeling left in my fingers, even if I did have on those two pair of gloves and a hand warmer in each one!!! What was I thinking? Why am I out here? I have only seen three other morning souls who braved the cold this morning besides me and they were all in metal boxes with four rubber tires and a heater! Is that sweat I feel running down my back? …Oh no!... Now I have my own personal ice sickle!

I can see my house up ahead and a rush of crossing the finish line kicks in! I make it back to my front door and will soon be warm, not by the heat on the other side of my door, but the warmth of the celebration of Christmas with my husband, son in-law, daughter’s, and grandchild! Merry Christmas! May your day be as warm as mine!

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