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Baby, It's NOT Cold Outside

I'm lucky enough to have a social site that about 14 or so of us put together after the Lady's Home Journal magazine site shut our boards down.   For whatever reason, all of us "clicked" and decided that even without the magazine-we wanted to stay in touch.

We even decided that since the magazine just "cast" us all aside-we'd name ourselves the very appropriate, "The Castaways".  It's been several years now.

We did have a wonderful woman who set it all up for us; we all adored her (her name was Diane).  Unfortunately she passed on due to a horrific accident shortly after we set up our "island".  We miss her.

Back to the reference of this week's entry-with the exception of yours truly everyone else lives in the eastern part of the country.  Meaning that they are still experiencing snow, rain, freezing temperatures and wishing that the Spring weather would start NOW.

I feel very guilty-as while they're trying to get out for a walk or just go shopping without putting on several layers of winter wear, I am sitting here writing this blog in a pair of gym shorts and an exercise tank top.  I also slathered on the sunscreen before walking Lucky this morning.  

The pooch and I were out before 8:30 to get the walk in because it was already showing a rather warm 83 on the thermometer.  If I'd waited longer the cement would certainly be too hot for my little baby's paws.  She's not much for the booties I tried to get her to wear last year.  No "Chihuahua" sandals available at the stores around here.

By the time I got to Qigong class-we were all asking the head librarian for a second fan in the room.

Yet all my friends in the East are freezing and keeping a pot of coffee heated and ready for drinking just to keep warm.  

Of course, about a month from now, they'll finally see flowers and their grass will be green while I'll be keeping the blinds almost fully closed, the fans going and the doors shut in an effort to keep our newly sealed and insulated home as cool as possible.  I'm pretty sure our temps will be cracking the 100 mark in about 2 weeks.

It was actually so hot that last weekend the community center turned on the spigots for the splash pad at the renovated main park.  Our pool is always opened and in full use-but now the residents wanted the water park opened early to enjoy the beginning of our "summer".  The usual first weekend in Memorial Day so we've got a bit to go.

Either way-while my dear friends from Ohio to New York are bundling up I've been making sure I actually have enough tank tops and shorts without stains to wear because it's too darn hot to wear my yoga pants anymore!

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