1.20.2009

Can I Get a Little Sympathy?




Clear Overnight Low
23°F

Precip
0%





I am seriously in need of some sympathy here.


I live in Florida. The Sunshine State. You know...beaches, palm trees, the whole deal.


So, what the heck is up with lows in the 20's?


I know, I know, you're thinking, sympathy? Please! We deal with temps like that all the time, and much lower! And snow, and all that stuff.


But here's the thing....we are not used to these temps! We don't own clothes like these:






because we just never need them!


We're used to one of these -





getting us through the coldest days.


Our cars don't know how to act. Our heaters are in shock!


Our blood is thin.


Our skin is thin.


We are weak!


So, please, can we have just a little bit of sympathy?


Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

It's awfully quiet around here.......

30 comments:

Lori said...

Sure I'll throw you a little sympathy! I feel your pain. I went out to the truck this morning when I left work and the temp said 14. You need some snow though! Can't truly appreciate a 23degree winter morning without a little snow on the ground!

Momof3 said...

Yeah, you need snow and slush and rain that freezes on the ground making everything slippery and making you fall down while holding a 2 year old, so you bang your knee into the ground (so you don't drop the baby or fall backwards with baby) and it still hurts 2 weeks later.

It is currently reading 8 degrees outside this morning.

April said...

You definitely have my full-blown sympathy because I'm in need of some, too! We live outside of "Hotlanta" and it's 20 degrees this morning! I've never been so miserable! I may just crawl back under my electric blanket after everyone leaves! I am not much of a cold-weather person, though I do like a little snow once in awhile. Hope things improve soon, for both of our sakes!

Kel said...

awe, you poor thing...I'll send some sympathy, but just know that I've got the same cold temps here and I am SO ready for summer! :)
~K

mommaof4wife2r said...

one word: no
:)

OHmommy said...

No way! ;) (kidding - kinda of)

I would do anything for it to be 23 outside today. That means it doesn't hurt when you breathe outside.

jsprik said...

that's nothing it was -17 degrees here the other morning, now that my friend IS cold!!!

mrsbear said...

I'm in Miami, it was in the low 40s this morning and the kids did not know what to do with themselves getting off to school this morning. I had to wrap my daughter in a cardigan and a windbreaker and two shirts. We don't own any cool weather clothes, and I actually had to *gasp* turn the heat on last night. Yep, you've got my sympathy. 23 degrees in Florida just seems wrong!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

now - do you even own a winter coat?

Ness said...

Sure, I'll sympathize. Everyone has their own form of hell...this one is yours. Stay warm with lots of hot beverages.

Debbie Y. said...

Just so next time you remember me when you are out on the beach soaking up the sun, playing in the sand. Sorry you are so cold, I am only a few miles north of you and exsperiencing the same coldness. I wish it would warm up just a bit.

A Buns Life said...

Wah! :)

Buddha's Place said...

Awww your poor poor dear. How was that? Do you feel better? I am so far behind, but is it still cold there in Florida?

Casey's trio said...

I'll give ya some sympathy! I'm in Northern CA, so I wouldn't know what to do with myself if it got that cold here either! Hope you get some sunshine soon:)

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I am right there with you on this awful cold weather. We live in Sunny, FL for a reason. Bring back the warm sunshine that we love...

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

No sympathy and I'm gonna come and kick your ass just for good measure!!

Hallie

Jo-Jo said...

No sympathy! It was -9 here the other day! We don't like those temps either!

Bad Momma said...

Wow! Frozen orange juice trees!

O.K., I'll give you some sympathy. Try layering, keep your head covered and make sure to warm your car up before driving.

Tara R. said...

I so feel your pain. It's been friggin' cold in my neck of the woods too. I can't remember the last time I had to scrape ice off my car windows and now it's almost every morning. So wrong!

BoufMom9 said...

OK, I do feel bad for you! Atleast i have a nice cozy winter coat! brrrrr
Hope it warms up there soon or we will all be paying a fortune for our produce!

MoziEsmé said...

You DO have my sympathy! That is pure coldness going on there...

Paige said...

Well now, I can't empathize because I'm in sunny Southern CA (in the upper 70's this week) : ), but I'll throw some sympathy your way...you poor baby, you.

Love the picture, by the way.

Shelby said...

YES! SYMPATHY from the Tampa Bay area! I'm freezing my... well, something, see I'm so cold I don't even know my own body parts... off!

Hattie said...

I can so relate. It gets a little weird here in Texas when it gets that cold. I think what people don't understand up north is that we have humidity which makes it seem even colder than what it is. All I can say is just be happy it isn't snowing!!!

Jennifer said...

OK--I'll give you a little sympathy! Those oranges look pretty sad!

I need a little back though--we had temps last week of -17 (w/out wind chill)!!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

I would not know what to do either, I am not used to that cold either! I do have sympathy for you!

Aubrey said...

Do you hear the crickets? Yeah.

LOL

My brother's girlfriend came for a visit over Christmas. She is from Miami. She had to buy a coat just for her trip here.

Mrs4444 said...

Sorry, but that's 50 degrees higher than our low is forecasted for tonight. No sympathy here.... :)

Kelly said...

LOL!!! I was suffering right along with ya!!

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