Like a Joke

December 8, 2012

I asked a friend yesterday if she was having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit because of the weather here. She is from a cold climate so she understands what Christmas “should” feel like. She put it into words that succinctly expressed how I feel, “it’s like living a joke.” It really does feel like we are trying to celebrate Christmas in July. Last night Andrew and I decided to go on a “Christmas cruise” to look at lights after dinner. We had the windows rolled down and Andrew said, “if you pretend really hard it kinda feels sorta crisp outside.” We are trying! We listen to Christmas music, turn the tree on anytime we are home, burn an evergreen candle in the evenings, watch lots of Christmas movies, but nothing seems to be working. Everyone thinks living in a warm climate is so amazing, but I’d trade it tomorrow for a little cool air or some flurries of snow! I guess it’s Mele Kalikimaka for us this year (yeah i know it’s Texas not Hawaii, but you get the idea) maybe next year we’ll celebrate in snow, at least it’ll be cold in Boston. Any tips for enjoying Christmas in the heat?

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3 Responses to “Like a Joke”

  1. lizschmidt said

    I feel your pain. I was having a really hard time getting into the Christmas spirit before we left Austin. Christmas decorations and stores selling Christmas trees when it’s 75 outside does not seem right. You’re right that living in a warm climate is not all it’s cracked up to be. Yesterday someone was complaining about being cold and I told them it could be worse, you could be sweating all the time! I am praying that next year you will be in a place with lots of snow and cold for Christmas.

  2. Does that mean you guys are moving to Boston, or just visiting?

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