I have two topics on my mind today: the actual outdoor temperature and my irrational fears. Don't they pair nicely? Like milk and cookies, huh?
It's been reeeeeeeeeally cold here for the last few days with highs hovering in the teens and the lows dipping below zero (my weather app said -8 this morning). We've had a bit of snow too. Not a lot, just an inch or so. Here are some of my cold weather observations.
1. I don't like it.
2. At all.
3. All the water bottles you store in your garage will freeze solid when it gets that cold.
4. And your kids will not like that one bit when they go to grab one on the way to school.
5. Water bottles in your garage aren't the only thing that might freeze. Apparently, your favorite burger joint isn't immune from the cold and their pipes freeze in temps like these. When you grab a burger after church on Sunday and ask for water to drink, the server will tell you that you can't have water because the pipes are frozen. Huh? Yep, true story. It's okay; soda goes better with a burger anyway.
6. Thirty degrees will feel like a heat wave. I can't wait for those kind of temperatures to return!
Moving on to irrational fears.
I have two that nag me almost daily.
1. I'm very much afraid of sticking my foot into a boot. I can't explain the fear of what could be lurking there. Spiders? Rodents? Tacks? I wear boots quite a bit and every single time I go to pull one on I shudder, cringe, and hold my breath. It makes sense that I might be equally afraid of sticking my foot in a shoe but for some reason I'm not--it's just boots. It isn't rational.
2. I'm also afraid of my garage door crashing down on me as I pull into my garage. I usually wait for it to raise completely before I drive into my garage but even then I hold my breath until I'm past the point where it could come down on my head or on my passengers' heads. Isn't that the craziest thing?
Ahhhhhhh. There's nothing like putting your "crazy" out there for all the world wide web to see. If any of y'all have crazy, irrational fears feel free to share them so I maybe don't feel so awkward. BIG SMILE!