I’ve always enjoyed the 90 degree weather that comes with living in the south. I could easily run my daily miles in 95 degrees except my running buddies wailing that it’s soooo hoooot makes me crazy so we try to get our run in during the cooler parts of the day.

Lately, while I still enjoy running in the height of warmth in the afternoon, I am finding myself looking forward the the cooler temperatures that may or may not be right around the corner because we live in Florida and while summer is quite predictable, you never really know what you’re going to get each winter. 85 degree Christmas? Sure. 30 degree New Years? Possible.

Yesterday the temperature here didn’t even get into the 80’s and I feel like this should be celebrated as some monumental record low for us here in Florida in August. Maybe it’s not, I don’t feel like asking Google. But the drop in temperature got me thinking about fall and I’m realizing that my love affair with hot southern weather is not what it once was and I’m ready for scarves and jackets and boots and does this mean I’m finally old?

For the first time in my adult life I am dreaming of sipping on coffee while sitting under a quilt on the porch watching the snow quietly pile up on the lawn.
What is happening to me?

Alas, this is not a realistic dream here in the southest of all states and for now I’ll have to be content to be here in this place that I have come to love.

I am beginning to believe that we Culbertsons are nomads at heart and the challenge for us might just be planting deep enough roots to hold us securely in one place.

I feel like a long vacation may be in order.

P.S. I cannot find the origination of the picture I used in this post so I cannot credit the source but I did not take it myself.

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