The weather outside is positively frightful here in southern NJ -- the temps have been in the low 30s this past week and the winds have been howling. I had to break out my gloves and scarf and even found a nice, long winter coat. The forecast is calling for even colder temps coming over the weekend with possible snow (SNOW!! though not like last year as seen in the photo!) So, though the shortest day of the year and the cold are coming, I've decided to reverse one of those quaint customs. Instead of 'Christmas in July', I'm going to think 'Summer in December'!
The summer here was extreme -- relentless days of temps above 90 and humidity that made you feel as though you were always wet. To make things even more uncomfortable, we spent late July and early August in the steambath called Orlando FL with temps that hovered near 100 and, well, 200% humidity! At least it felt like that. Of course, I was able to take photos like this one even on those sweltering days....see everyone in their shorts?? I spent days and days in t-shirts/tanks/shorts/bathing suit because it was just too darn hot...some days were too hot to stay outside
So, when winter is upon us and the days of summer are long past and far off, what do you remember to keep you warm? Are you a summer person or a winter person? Would you rather play in the surf or in the snow? Do you long for one while living in the other? Post a comment and I have some books to share with 2 people....picked at random from the comments.
Terri is hard at work on her next Harlequin Historical UNDONE (sexy
short story) and her next Harlequin Historical novel. She's also participating in the HH Authors' Holiday Giveaway - a month-long gift extravaganza with daily prizes and a Kindle 3G as a grand prize. Visit her website contest page for more info - http://www.terribrisbin.com/contest.php/contest.php
And Terri wants to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season and a Merry Christmas. I hope everyone's New Year is healthy, happy and successful, too!