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I won’t live in Houston forever.  I may not live in Texas forever.  Wherever Mark and I go next is likely to have more clearly defined seasons.  While I’ll embrace some of what that entails, like maybe not sweating in April, I will probably look fondly back at the coldest week of the year in Houston.  That week is now.  I was so cold when I came home from Toastmasters tonight that I stuck my feet in Mark’s bath.  My fingers still hurt for several minutes after I came into the warm house.

My winter pajamas are useful most of the year because in our house Mark is always sweating and I’m always shivering, but for a week or two each year I feel justified because, finally, everyone else is cold, too.  Overnight temperatures plunge into the 20s and people put frost blankets over their tropical plants in hopes that they’ll survive.  Finally I look normal wearing a sweater in the office (where it is ALWAYS winter), and sometimes the building manager even turns the heat on!

My favorite part of cold weather in Houston is its brevity (and that it allows me to have SOME cozy clothes and coats, which I love).  The temperature should be back into the 70s in the blink of an eye.  Of course, I’ll still be wearing my winter clothes, because when else am I going to wear them?  (Also, because I’ll still be cold.)

Completely unrelated to any of the rest of this post, I saw one of the buildings downtown doing this on my way home tonight (click for video):

I don’t know what that’s about, but I think it may have been inspired by some of the psychedelic holiday lights in my neighborhood that are still up.

4 comments to Apocoldlypse

  • I so understand the brief winter. I’m in Southern California and our winter is usually only a month or so of really cold (cold in California is 50 degrees lol) weather and the rest is some rain and wind. I’ve been wearing the heck out of my sweaters and boots because come February/March, I’ll be reaching back for my open toed shoes and tees. I am much more of a warm weather person, but I loooove winter clothes :-)
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    • Amber

      I’m with you on warm weather/winter clothes! I especially love fall/winter boots, and I just saw some that I covet. I have to keep reminding myself that the clock is ticking on cold weather and now is not the time to give in to all the warm things I love, even if they ARE on sale!

  • Well…sale usually means I let myself buy them and wear them on a night out lol. What do they look like?
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    • Amber

      They’re two-tone burgundy riding-style boots. I have never wanted riding boots, but I saw them on someone else’s blog where she showed a bunch of photos of different ways she wears them, and suddenly my life was incomplete.

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