Today, as my husband and I left Steak N Shake after our decadent Frisco Melt sandwiches (we are SUCH gourmands!), he noticed dandelions blooming in the parking lot. In January! And yesterday, as he was taking down our Christmas lights (finally), he was swatting mosquitoes. Yep. In January. After reading several blogs from more northern climes lately, I realized what a cool thing this is. Cool, as in neat, fun, and amazing, as opposed to cool, as in snowy, icy, or ten degrees below zero. Just one more aspect of winter in central Florida. Now whether this is a good thing or a bad thing depends on your preferences, I reckon.
Me, I love cooler weather, and I really don’t want to be wearing shorts in January. BUT. I also don’t want to be shoveling six feet of snow off of my car, and sliding down icy stair steps every time I leave my house. So, I’m going to go with the whole “bloom where you’re planted” thing and revel in the many blessings surrounding me in this part of the country. Hope you are able to do the same, no matter where you live. In other words, if you find a dandelion in winter, make a wish. And when Life gives you snow…BUILD SNOWMEN!!