Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Cool Weather and Hot Drinks

I can't beleive it's already Thanksgiving. It feels like it was just hot August and I was buying popsicles at the grocery store to stay cool. Whenever the weather turns cool, I am always reminded of what life was like at college in Upstate NY at Univ. of Rochester. We used to deal with freezing cold temp's for 6-7 months a year. Every morning, I bundled up with a fleece jacket, a heavy duty windbreaker, hat, gloves and maybe even a scarf to battle the "lake-effect" snow. If you've never experienced winter near a Great Lake, you probably don't know what this is. Imagine snowflakes the size of your palm. No, I'm not kidding. Something about being close to the lake and the moisture just grabbing onto the snow flakes made them huge. Those incredible snows, sledding down the hills on campus and snuggling up with a huge mug of hot chocolate were the best parts of winter there. Since I moved to Atlanta, it's amazing how I get cold at the slightest drop in temperatures. I mean, this weekend it was in the low 60's. In Rochester, this is a warm day and I used to walk around campus like it was summer, but here? Here, I still refuse to wear a heavy jacket but I find myself shivering in the shade. What happened to me?! :) Still, I love the winters because no one looks at me funny when I drink hot chocolate every morning. It's the looks I get for drinking cold chocolate milk in the mornings all through the rest of the year that I just can't help. Yeah, so I'm a chocoholic, I admit it. I've never denied it and I never will. :)

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, sounds yummy. I love hot chocolate in Winter too. One of these days I'll have to take a trip to the Great Lakes and see those giant snowflakes! :) Stay cozy ~ N