Cold weather kitty snuggles.

Let me preface this by saying that I despise cold weather. I am NOT built for cold. My Florida native blood is thin and wussy. I’ll sweat my ass off any day of the week over being even mildly chilly. However, because I am on my new “Positive Sarah” kick, I’m going to examine the good things about cold weather, rather than the ones that make me miserable, like goosebumps and the fact that if it drops below 65 degrees farenheit my nose runs like a faucet and turns red and glowy.

One. Cute boots. Although my closet is jam-packed full of sandals and flip flops because honestly, I don’t really like wearing shoes if I don’t have to, I love boots. I’ve loved boots in all sorts of different incarnations, from my younger teenage years wearing Doc Martens and my more favored steel toe Grinders to my newest acquisition, fashion-y, knee-high riding boots. Man, I love them. Almost as much as I love my fake Uggs from Target.

Two. Extra kitty snuggles. You’d think with the fur coats, they’d be pretty well prepared for the weather. The temperature in the house doesn’t really drop a ton, but it’s like they KNOW the outdoors are chilly and they’re into snuggling just because. It’s a lot harder to wake up for your alarm when you have a Taco draped across you purring. So cozy.

Who wants to disturb this?

Who wants to disturb this?

I know this is blurry, but it's hard to act like a professional photographer with a kitty scarf.

I know this is blurry, but it’s hard to act like a professional photographer with a kitty scarf.

That’s it. Two good things.

Now, I understand that many of you reading this live in much colder climates. The high here today is 60. I know that’s a drop in the bucket. A few days ago I was wearing shorts and sandals. But this is why I live in Florida. I dare any of you currently scoffing my lack of toleration to spend a few days driving in an un-airconditioned car in the middle of Florida’s August.


  1. aimee

    This post makes me very lonesome for Florida…I LOVED living there and aspire to move back as soon as possible. I would rather sweat my ass off and live barefoot (or in my favorite pair of Reefs) all day, everyday. Since all three of my cats are from FL, they act like it’s arctic up here in Michigan when the temp dips below 70. They sit in front of the heat registers willing the hot air to begin blowing on them. Ha!

    • MEOWhearthis

      Wow. You lived in Florida and now live in MICHIGAN? That would be my worst nightmare, seriously. I watch snowy football games and cringe.

      And Reefs? Good taste, lady. My favorite pair is also of the Reef brand, and also haven’t been worn in months because Taco puked on them and I have been putting off the cleaning (yeah. I know. That’s bad. I put them in my shower and hoped that leaving them there for a while would clean them through being subjected to my own bathing. Hasn’t really worked yet). But I have at least 10 other pairs of various other Reefs as well. is the shiz for Reefs, FYI.

  2. Boomdeeadda

    It’s all relative. Your 60F is our -20C……we still do the usual stuff, it just takes longer….get on the boots, hats, look for two gloves….start car to warm up…drive very slowly over ice covered roads…park at store….run in…buy wine. It’s dark at 4pm, that’s what I tire of more than the cold.

    • MEOWhearthis

      We drive very slowly this year because we’re behind (no offense here) snowbird Canadians (Ontario plates are the worst, any insight?). That and any time it rains, people seem to think they need to drive like they will slide off the road if they don’t go slower than the speed limit. I hate the early dark, it’s about 5-6 for us. I do my best work in natural light. I’ve also self-diagnosed myself with SAD (Seasonal Affection Disorder) – sunshine and light have a drastic impact on my mood. Boyfriend hates how I open all the blinds every day. He wants it to be “mancave dark.”

      • Boomdeeadda

        LOL, no offense taken…I’m not sure about Ontario drivers but here in Alberta it’s the wild wild west…..people drive like maniacs in giant pickup trucks. It’s mayhem on the highways. I personally drive a PT cruiser….not exactly a sporty thing…I’m the kind of girl who leaves 1/2 hour early so I can take my time and you know you’re going to be delayed by some knuckle head who was driving too fast and put himself in the ditch.

      • MEOWhearthis

        Not a lot of Alberta license plates around here, oddly. I’m the kind of girl who MEANS to leave a half hour early but somehow never manages to and ends up driving like a bat out of hell. I have a Volvo with a turbo engine, enabling me to feel safe while “defensively” driving.

      • Boomdeeadda

        You’d fit right in here, of course you’d be bundled up like the Abominable Snowman…so that might slow you up a bit. Your Volvo would need what we call ‘a block heater’ so it’s not a big ol’ chunk of ice when you want to head out to drive “defensively”…..good times, good times.

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