Not in the desert anymore.

My recent move to Denver Colorado was sudden and unexpected. We thought if we moved anywhere it would be Seattle or somewhere overseas. Well, that has the hope anyways. Denver offered us an opportunity and we took it. Living in Goodyear, AZ was really getting us nowhere, personally or professionally. Needless to say we were elated to get out of AZ. I had my reservations about moving to a snowy climate. I’ve never spent more then a week in snowy weather and most of that was sitting by the fire. Skiing doesn’t appeal to me unless its over a lake but I thought i’d give chilly weather a try, it has to be better than the 110 degrees we left only a week ago.

This morning I’m thinking I could have been wrong. Or at least just a wee bit off about my own personal resolve and ability to stay warm. Maybe growing up in Arizona I never developed the ability to produce body heat because I never had too. Silly notion, I know. *shrugs* what other explanation could there be?

Let me give you a run down on where i’ve lived in my life. Warning: most of it partakes in Arizona, so unless I specify the state assume its in good ‘ol AZ.

Lake Havasu City, Parker, Prescott, Tucson, San Jose CA, Goodyear, Denver CO. In that order. As you can see the southwest has been primarily my home. My time in San Jose only lasted 2 years and the climate is fairly mild. I was overjoyed on foggy mornings sipping my coffee on my balcony. I realized living there, that I love weather. More than that, I love seasons. Trees change and the weather with it.  Putting on sweaters and scarfs made my day. Yet, the weather never really got cold. The bay is sea level, they got rain and fog, not hail and snow. There was never a day that the temperature fell below freezing while living there.  My first week in Denver? yeah. The low was 32 last night, the Rockies received a nice dusting of snow. Waking up to a room that is barely 60 degrees made it difficult to get up for my morning coffee. If you know me, that is saying something major.

As I write this i am sitting at my desk in one of the only sweaters I own, pants, socks, slippers and wrapped up in an afghan with a warm cup of coffee in my cold fingers. Not to mention *discontinue reading if your under 18 or you don’t wan to read about pieces of my body* my nipples have been hard for 2 days! they’ve begun to chafe and it’s pissing me off. Cold weather + nipples = never ending hard nipples! If you know about nipple warmers for sale anywhere pleeeeeeze send me the link. I have no control over the damn things and i dont know what to do about them. Keeping that area warm is a tad bit difficult ya know? unless my arms are crossed what do you do? The poor things dont know whats going on and are totally confused. When their cold they peak up, that’s their job right? They just haven’t realized it’s always going to be cold now. The only distinction is cold and colder so they have to readjust. I dont know how much longer I can deal with it before they learn their lesson. *thinking of my favorite cartoon as a kid “ren & stimpy” and the notorious rubble nipple scenes. I wonder if those were warm?*

Oh and I have to buy a robe. I never understood the importance of a robe. Well a nice silk one sure, but a big fluffy cotton thing? It’s certainly not attractive but I get it now. It’s warm. When running from the freezing shower to get ready in the freezing room, you want something warm that’s easy to slip in and out of. Therefore I must go out and buy a big fluffy, warm robe that covers from neck to ankle. It will be my new favorite accessory.

With all that said, the next few days are supposed to get even colder with rain and wind!  I’m nervous I might freeze to death. My very nice and considerate husband keeps laughing at me and telling me its not even cold yet as he walks the house in boxers and a night shirt.  Then I imagine shooting lasers out of my eyes at him.  I’m actually happy that my dog has trained herself to sleep on my feet. Personal feet warmer at my service! If you have any tips on how to stay warm send ’em in! I’ll let you know if me and my nipples  live through the weekend.


PS I’m reminding myself that I would hate the 95 degree weather in Goodyear right now more then the chilly weather here.

Aspen Trees


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