4.09.2008

As the Blood Thins ...


So ... Spring has most definitely Sprung here in the shiny Land of Az. Word has it that the temps will hit the 90s this weekend. There was a day (in the not-too-distant past) that I would groan at such fanatic forecasts. Mind you ... I am not anxious in any way to see 115, but for now ... I welcome the warmth. In fact, I pretty much bask in it.

Along with thinning blood, I am also subject to bouts of thinning brain. On our recent Seattle trip, I made the foolish assumption that it would also be Spring in the Land O'Puget Sound. As a result I brought along a couple of sweaters and one denim jacket as my means of covering. Oh, it was gorgeous and sunny while we were there ... in fact every native we spoke to mentioned the fabulous Spring weather. However, it's important to point out that they made these lauditory statements while wearing winter coats and scarves. Scarves, people. I was pulling my little jacket around me so tightly I was certain I would blow a seam or two.

We have now lived in the Valley of the Sun for 27.5 years. My children would be quick to point out that I have voiced my share of complaints. Many, many complaints about the heat. (Keep in mind that complaining about the heat is like the State Motto ... it's expected and maybe even encouraged.) Today I will not complain. I will only bask.

So ... what I want to know is this: If you come from a land where Cold is the State Motto ... do you ever bask in it?
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7 comments:

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

I wish I came from a land of cold! I still HATE the heat over 110 degrees AND I how many years is a person supposed to go through having these stupid hot flashes!!!!!

XOXO by the way.

Melissa said...

i bask in the cold when i go back to utah. does that still count? but when i lived there..no, no basking. i applied to only colleges in warm regions!

i do bask in arizona's dry heat! california can't make up it's mind between hot and cold, but humidity its pretty happy with :(

Mrs. Dub said...

yes - we embrace the chill in the air and the snow-capped trees for one month - it's called december. this month is called april, also known as spring. but the chill is still her, and i ain't basking.

Jody said...

I live in Wilsonville, Oregon and many of my growing up years I lived in Scottsdale,AZ. I will take the green, four seasons, and rain any day now. Yes, I do love to come and visit my sister in AZ in the winter. Let's see, is that Dec and Jan? Hugs

hilari said...

i too will welcome the warmth. i mean it strongly whe i say warmth, not eye ball burning craziness heat.

i just like to think of it as a sauna. hey, no one ever went into a walk in freezer to relax.

Angy said...

i loooove our az heat! and always welcome it! although, i will admit to welcoming slightly cooler weather in sept :) but normally you'll hear me saying, "bring on the heat"!! :)

Tara said...

New York can be te land of cold and i have learned to appreciate the shuggliness of it and the way it makes us slow down our lives...when warm weather hits here it is like a constant party!