Saturday, February 26, 2005

It's Official

I am ready for Spring. I got a new catalog yesterday and spent the morning flipping through the cute new clothes for Spring and dog-earing the pages containing articles of clothing I want/need/have to have. Then I succumbed this afternoon and actually purchased a few things. All in a desperate attempt to try to get Spring to get here sooner. (I have the attire, can't I wear it now?) No such luck up here in NYC. In Texas, you'll have the occasional warm-ish days in February/March (let's face it, pretty much any time between November and April) when you can wear a skirt without panty hose and not have your legs freeze off. You can wear sandals or opened toe shoes instead of boots and lined all-weather shoes. You can leave the house wearing a light jacket or sweater instead of a heavy coat. You don't need a hat or scarf to fend off the wind. The lining of your wool pants doesn't get cold and freeze your legs while standing on a corner waiting for the light to change. I am tired of stopping at the coat check for happy hour. Tired of close-toed shoes (I NEED sandals!). Tired of standing in front of my closet wondering which pants look the least-wrinkled and dirty because I'm tired of dry-cleaning everything after one wearing because it's got puddle-splatter on the hems. Tired of having hat hair. Tired of the sniffly nose every time I come in from the cold.

Unfortunately, it's still cold. Supposed to be for another month. I'm kidding myself in thinking that I'll be able to wear anything short sleeved for another 2 months, as I have found myself wishing for a light jacket in MAY up here. I can safely wear my sweaters for another 6 weeks without feeling too warm. Boo.

So, please enjoy the warm weather for me. Walk outside without a coat, hat or gloves! Wear sandals for me ladies! Show off your new pedicure! Go without panty hose! I must live vicariously through you. And while you're at it, send me your warm thoughts! I need all the help I can get.

5 comments:

Pigs said...

Hee hee hee...I'll wear all that stuff for you. I went shopping today and you can't buy close-toed shoes or long sleeved shirts! Which is unfortunate, because that's what Gus ate and what I spilled coffee on, in that order. Ah, well.

Eddie said...

And that, my dear, is why I chose to move away from Ohio/PA/NJ. Granted, Virginia isn't much better, but at least there's no snow on the ground.

katielady said...

Yes, we are expecting another 2-4" of the white stuff tomorrow. I really don't mind the snow, it's the hovering above freezing and raining that reall annoys me.

katielady said...

Correct that. Another 6-10". Woo Hoo! I love Nor-Easters!

vifernandez0808 said...

Haa....and to think, this is what I have to look forward to next year in Boston!