It was 46 degrees this morning when we got up! 46! Ten more degree south of that and we have hit freezing. If palm trees had toes, I bet they were chilly. I know the lizards have toes. Come to think of it, I saw no lizards this morning when I went out to get the newspaper. I wonder where they go when it gets this chilly here. Farther south? Maybe they have tiny little lizard airlines that we know nothing about and they all head to Cuba or Puerto Rico or Hawaii. Or maybe they have itty bitty electric blankets and they are all snuggied up back under the covers trying to stay warm, drinking hot cocoa and watching old movies on their TV's. Clearly I know woefully little about lizards.
But I confess to being surprised at how surprised I am by Florida right now. I mean, it's not Connecticut cold or even Colorado cold, but certainly chillier than I anticipated. The nice sea breeze that we feel most all of the time that is one of the bonus' to island living is making that 46 feel much cooler than it probably is. I'm wearing long pants and a sweater for heaven's sakes. In Florida!
You know, when we were looking at houses before we moved in, we noticed a few fireplaces and kind of laughed at that. What fools, we. I did a little research this morning. Sarasota, a town about a half hour from here, recorded a record low temperature, six years ago, of 27 degrees! Mercy. I don't believe they were in any danger of snowfall but frost certainly and I know that isn't good for citrus. Or me. The difference is, I know it's going to warm back up soon. No doubt tomorrow. It will probably not feel "Thanksgivingish" weatherwise on Thursday and I will probably remark on it.
Regardless of the temperature, it will still be Thanksgiving and for the first time in ten years, we will be sitting at a table on that day surrounded by people we are related to. And whether we are looking out the window at palm trees and beaches or snowbanks and snowplows, it's still a day of giving thanks and I will. I have much to be thankful for.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.