I think it’s finally decided to get cold for a little while here in South Alabama. For the next few weeks, the temperature is not expected to rise above the low 60s with lows in the low 30s. I have one friend who would say, “Quit your bitchin’!” But then again he lives in the frigid north. To be honest though, I am not complaining. I love the cooler weather. I have three reasons to enjoy cooler weather. First, I prefer winter clothes to summer clothes, because I usually wear long-sleeved dress shirts to work. Second, you can walk outside without breaking an immediate sweat (It was in the mid to upper 80s just a few days ago). Third, it doesn’t get too cold here in the winter, so it’s never that bad. It could be worse. The high could be -3 degrees as it was for my friend up north.
I used to have a teacher in high school who would always say, “I love cold weather. You can always put on enough clothes to be warm, but legally, you can’t take off enough clothes to be cool when it’s hot and humid.” Unless I have a pool to swim in, I do not like the very hot and humid summers here in Alabama.
I’m hoping it will at least stay fairly cool through New Years, but Alabama winters can be quite unpredictable. I’ve known more than a few Christmases and New Years to be quite warm and short sleeve weather. I never have liked warm Christmases. I prefer a cold Christmas so that you can gather around a warm fire.
So I am going to pose a question for you guys: Do you prefer cold weather or hot weather? Why?
December 11th, 2013 at 7:13 am
I’m in Virginia, the Washington, DC, area, what you’re having looks like a “heat-wave” to me! LOL! Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!
December 11th, 2013 at 7:14 am
Lol, yeah, I enjoy our mild winters here.
December 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am
Winters in the Netherlands are cold, wet and dark. Last year we had snow for a long time. In a very crowded country, that means lots of traffic problems and a mess on the roads and pavements. I don’t like winters. I’m born in the summer and that’s my favorite season. But, I like a year with seasons. I can’t imagine to have a whole year with the same weather everyday. It seems boring to me.
So enjoy your ‘freezing’ weather (really, at the lowest 30 degrees?) and enjoy wearing nice clothes!
December 11th, 2013 at 9:54 am
Yes, the weather here rarely gets below freezing. I’d love to visit the Netherlands one day though, but maybe in the summertime.
December 11th, 2013 at 9:55 am
You’re very welcome! And remember, there is more than Amsterdam 😉
December 15th, 2013 at 1:02 pm
For many reasons similar to yours, I like the cooler weather, however, being from Illinois, it does get hot & sticky in the summer, of which I have a low tolerance for. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll move…if I’m lucky 🙂
December 15th, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Here in Alabama, the heat and humidity can become unbearable, so the cooler weather is nice this time of year. Thanks for the comment.