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23 February 2010

Get Away

It happened quickly, more quickly than I expected- only the amount of time needed to get from the front door of the store to the car, and to unload the groceries into the trunk.  Of course, it was compounded by the need to fill the tank with gasoline and wash the windows coated with the gray brown grime of winter.  It happened that fast.  My ears were numb.  Oh, I know, I should have been wearing a hat.  But even so, my ears were numb. My eyes were watering.  My cheeks burned.  How is it possible that when it is frigid outside, freezing cold, windchill making the "feels like" temperature to be one solitary digit, my cheeks feel as if they are burning?

My solution?  Turn the car heater to 85 degrees, park in a sunbeam, close my eyes, and go far away, at least in my mind.  Far, far away.  Well, at least until my ears thawed, until they stopped throbbing with the blood once again flowing to warm them up.  Yes, for a few moments at least, I was here, and it was lovely.

I might go back tomorrow...

5 comments:

norsk said...

Aah, even I wouldn't mind that now, it's been a looong winter. Ay, it's still winter for another month...

Michelle said...

Ok, I won't complain that it was cold here today.

Karen said...

I do that too! The kids get in and say, geez mom, is it HOT enough in here???

floatingmommy said...

Can I come too? It looks fabulous!

B said...

Ouch! Be warm!Feeling bad for complaining about our little dusting of snow here in NC... B.