Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Palmer is a bit chilly this week

-18 this morning and my youngest cherub went out the door with a wet head and a sweatshirt on.

I remember watching a young girl in Phx when Blayde was young. She wore a sweatshirt in the summer going to and from school and I use to wonder what she was hiding. Was certain she must be hiding bruises under those long sleeves. Why else would she be wearing a sweathshirt when it was 100+ degrees outdoors? Then I had kids. The goofy things would walk home from school at the end of the school year .... in 100+ temperatures ... wearing a long sleeved sweatshirt.

Then we move up here. The temperature keeps dipping. -18 is a bit of a dive, not a dip, but still the same child goes out the door in a sweatshirt.

Mine is worse than the child I watched in Phoenix. She has a head of icicles this morning ... too bad her sweatshirt doesn't have some kind of winter theme on it.

Then again, come to think of it, maybe this isn't much worse than the Finns. Who else would jump from a steaming hot sauna into a snowbank? That is suppose to be good for you, right? Maybe the wet head accomplishes the same.

Isn't suppose to last long. We're forecasted to have snow at the weekend. We learned one thing very quickly. It will not snow at -18 and it will not snow when the wind blows. I feel warmer air winging it's way from somewhere!


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

When I think back just over 25 years, I see a picture of a couple girls heading out to the bus with wet hair on some bitter cold mornings... It got sort of crunchy :) Remember???

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I remember these same girls walking
to the bus using an umbrella 'cuz it was raining. When they saw the
bus the umbrella was thrown into the ditch!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I was just sharing the umbrella pitching story this past weekend with folks. We probably not only had crunch hair ... I remember a butane curling iron as well!