Baby, It’s Cold Outside


I’m wearing my polar bear flannel PJs and I may still be wearing these come lunchtime. We had a good blanketing of snow here and I haven’t left the house for five days.  I’m still a bit of a California gal in that every time I walk by a window and see the snow, I’m surprised and delighted all over again. Like a cat with its short term memory.

Critique group was canceled this week, not that I could have made it. I’m still trying to nurse myself back to health. Schools are closed. The pace of everything slows down for a bit. Sure, life continues as usual, but there is a bit of a hibernation in the winter. My brother in law had commented about it once. He came from New England and was used to the down period that the winter gave him whereas in California, the sunshine makes you feel like you have to run around all year.

I’m going to California next week for another quick trip. I know the conventional response is ‘thank goodness I’m going to warmer climes’, but really I just want to hunker down, snuggle up, and get a good chunk of revising done.


  1. Dara
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 11:19:42

    We just got about five inches of snow here. I’m from Cleveland originally, so five inches is nothing…except it tends to be treated differently in SW Ohio 😛 It’s not exactly been fun trying to get to work, which has been dead anyway since all the agents decided to stay home (most work from home anyway).

    I’m ready for winter to end. 🙂

  2. Lisa
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 19:18:09

    Ooh, we’re hunkering down and revising this weekend too. I guess all this snow is good for something!

  3. Jeannie Lin
    Jan 10, 2010 @ 06:20:48

    Great minds think alike!

    Made some great progress yesterday on some key scenes. Still have a good stretch to go for today before I hit the airport.