Saturday, November 20, 2010

Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes

Baby, it's cold outside.  London, that is, not Texas.  The high today was in the upper 70s.  I had on a pair of jeans, t-shirt and flip flops.  After my pedicure at noon, I had to crank up the AC in the car because it was stuffy.  My youngest daughter was running around in knee length shorts all day.

This next week it's supposed to reach up into the low 80s here in the Texas hill country, turning cool just in time for Thanksgiving on Thursday when a front blows through Wednesday night.  Take a look at the Thanksgiving forecast for the London area.

Scattered Clouds, High: 39 °F 
Thursday Night
Chance of Snow, Scattered Clouds, Low: 30 °F 
Clear, High: 33 °F 

The girls and I spent this balmy Saturday at a few local stores stocking up on boots, sweaters and jeans.  After seeing the above forecast, we may need to go to the local sporting goods/hunting superstore to invest in some long underwear and pocket warmers.  Nothing says redneck like a bit of camo in the wardrobe.

Everybody is gearing up for Thanksgiving and it's so odd to think that we won't be celebrating it in England.  The kids will have their usual 5-day school week.  It will be just another Thursday on the calendar.  No deep fried turkey, mother's homemade dressing that was granny's recipe or my mother-in-law's yummy cherry salad... no broccoli rice casserole or pumpkin pie.  No Cowboys or Longhorns v. Aggies game to watch on the TV while we teeter on the edge of consciousness in our food induced comas.  

And the worst part (insert gasp of horror here), no Black Friday to kick start a crazed holiday shopping season with every other Texan who woke up at the crack of dawn to scout out the good deals.

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