Dear Mother Nature,
I believe perhaps you may be just a tad confused. You see, it’s now December 9th and we live in the state of Georgia. A bare two weeks ago Alex, myself, and my family sat on my Mom & Dad’s back porch and ate our Thanksgiving meal. At 7 p.m. Because it was that warm.
Now, for the past week temps have been below freezing. Not only have they been below freezing, this weekend temps in GEORGIA are predicted to create snow. Snow…in the state where if a single flake falls school gets cancelled, groceries sell out of milk and bread, and everyone forgets how to drive. It is so cold here that temps have hit records lows over 20 degrees below what it should be.
Ireland, as my dear internet friend explained the other day, finally had a day that bookies have long feared. It snowed. Florida, you know The SUNSHINE State, where “snowbirds” traditionally go to avoid cold weather in the winter have experienced frosts this week.
FROSTS!! We can’t afford frosts in the sunshine state, they produce oranges. Oranges that Santa procures for us every year to stick in the toe of our stockings. Oranges that make juice which Alex consumes by the gallon. Oranges we only get from Florida.
And here is the crazy part, you decided that in a mere 10 days that we’ll have snow and then temps in our normal range. The 50’s.
So I’m forced to inquire, in the eagerness for the season we have all begun to enjoy, have you just maybe tipped the eggnog? Or perhaps, in all the gift giving and sharing you’ve misplaced your list of who gets what weather? No matter the reason, I sincerely hope you find your mind again. I am more than happy to help, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. You’ve only to ask.
With loving concern,
One frozen Georgia Peach