Warmth…. Awwwwhhh…. Such a cozy thought this time of year as we begin Winter and prepare for the coldest months of the year here
on in Mars.
There’s nothing like curling up on the couch under a fleece blanket by the glow of candlelight and a crackling fire – especially during the holidays with the twinkling reflection of Christmas tree lights adding additional warmth to the living room. Add a nice glass of dry red wine – maybe 7 Deadly Zins or a nice Cab – or maybe even a stiff Bombay and tonic with a twist of lime or a glass of sweet syrupy Port or some brandy over ice (oops – I digress!).
We were talking about warmth – right? (that’s this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge).
All of this is such a lovely scenario until IT hits….
Most women out there 45 years + likely know what I’m talking about….
The family is sitting together all snuggly – watching TV, reading, looking at our computers/iPhones/iPads – and IT happens all of the sudden – out of nowhere.
My face becomes flush from the neck up, the fleece gets thrown off, the ceiling fan goes on, and I say (every single time – completely shocked and surprised – as if it were the first):
“Is it HOT in here or is it just me?”
Warmth is an understatement when IT hits!
But then, usually in less than 2 or 3 minutes, IT is gone. The blanket gets pulled back up, another log on the fire, another sip of…..
Oh the joy of HOT flashes as I celebrate life,
New Year’s Eve,
and my (GULP!) 52nd birthday…
Warm Cheers & Hugs,
PS Why 51.364?
Well, unless you are reading this close to midnight on 12/31/14, I am still 51 – and hanging on to it as long as I can…
According to ancient folklore, I was born very close to midnight – almost 1/1/63 – – – 8 minutes or 12 minutes or something close to that.
So, I’m much closer to 52 for my Australian friends than my Martian friends.
But really – 51 – 52 – what’s the difference really?! Especially when IT hits!