I am sitting here checking email, getting ready for a new work day . . . and pooof!
I am hit with a blast of cold air!
No door has been opened, it is the blasted heat pump coming on! It will eventually make the rest of the room warm, but the little cover over the vent that directs the air - has to go! Heat pump blow cold air!
I bet they don't have these things in Wisconsin?!?
So as in many things, even uncomfortable moments, fun memories can resurface. I have to smile as I remember being little, living in Denver and cold mornings.
I can remember waking during the night and knowing by the glow of the light on the window shade snow had started falling. I don't know what it was, I am sure it was the reflection of street lights on the white stuff, but it was exciting to know, when the sun rose there would be snow covering the ground.
I remember the fun of jumping up, warm in a flannel nightgown heading straight for the heater vent in the floor. I would stand over it with my gown billowing out and the warmth of the heat covering me. It was silly and the fun of being a kid . . . but I kinda wish this morning my heater blew actual hot air!!
Mornings like this also bring to mind various "cold" sayings . . .
Cold as a frosted frog.
Cold as an ex-wife's heart.
Cold as a cast iron commode.
Cold as a banker's heart.
It's so cold, the snowman came in to warm up
Cold as a witches . . . .
So what about you? Does the cold just make you cold or bring back a memory and smile?
What cold weather expressions do you use or have heard?