Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dressed For It

Dressed For It

Before I go out, on the gear goes,
layers and layers and layers of clothes,
trying to keep warm from my toes to my nose.

First come the long johns, thermal and clean,
(an important layer, although it’s unseen).
Thick wool socks are pulled up to my knees.
So much to wear to make sure I don’t freeze.

Warm heavy jeans and a homemade sweater,
a bulky knit scarf and boots made of leather,
a coat filled with down, light as a feather,
hat and gloves on last--look out winter weather!
                                
January comes, and it hits ten below.
I get sick of shoveling that cold, wet snow.
“Moving south is looking better,” I say,
but spring brings forgiveness…
and amnesia,
and …sigh…here I stay.

42 comments:

  1. I say the same thing every year....every year.

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    1. Ha! One of these days, we will figure it out, Delores. :-)

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  2. I hear that! We are planning to spend a week in southern California in a month or so.

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    1. Oh, that sounds wonderful, Linda! I hope you have a great time!

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  3. I know what you mean Daisy, I often wish I could move to a warmer climate... but the other seasons keep me here and so I have to layer, layer, layer in the Winter... Have a great rest of the week ... I hope the temperatures warm up a bit for you ;)

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    1. Thank you, Launna! It's true, the other three seasons can be quite wonderful. Hope you have a great week too! :)

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  4. Very cute poem, Daisy! Our builder just broke ground for 4 new houses!!!! Come on down!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo Mildred

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    1. Oh how I wish I could! Maybe in about four years or so--we will see! :D Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  5. very clever poem. And sometimes I wish for snow. There's no happy medium. I can say don't move to Texas - you'd get sick of the over 100 days and days and days in the summer. Throw a snowball for me (as long as you took the time with all those layers!)

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I guess we always want what we don't have. One snowball throw coming up just for you! Hope you have a nice holiday! :-)

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  6. Hello There, I enjoyed your post today. Don't we just love the seasons???? Keeps life interesting for sure. We were supposed to wake up to some ice/sleet this morning --but guess what? The SUN is shining... ha ha.... What do the 'experts' know??? ha

    Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I do try to read blogs—but just haven’t commented very much lately like I usually try to do. Please don’t give up on me. Hopefully my life will be back to ‘normal’— whatever that is (ha), sometime in January.

    I did get a cortisone shot in my knee —which has helped with the pain somewhat. In January, I will most likely have meniscus tear surgery…. BUT—in the meantime, I plan to have a fantastic Christmas —and hopefully get to see my kids/grands… God is Good.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy! I hope the shot will help your knee feel much better. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

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  7. Olá amiga, hoje quero agradecer a Deus pelo dom da sua vida, e desejar a você e sua família
    um feliz e santo Natal, cheio de saúde e alegria!!!
    Que seu coração esteja preparado para receber o Menino Deus!!!
    Um grande abraço, Marie.

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas too!

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  8. gorgeous post, love this poem. so inspirational :)
    great blog, very inspiring
    check out my blog too maybe we can inspire eachother? or follow, let me know and I will follow back :)

    - www.angelaah91.blogspot.nl

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  9. love your poem and glad to see a new one by you. Wow, I don't think we have ever gotten down to your temps. I remember one time getting down to 5 degrees and i thought that was just too much. We're still at about 40 during the day and into 30's at night. And still no snow right here.

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  10. Oh, so me too, Daisy! It takes a while to prepare for even going out with all the garb.

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  11. Love this ! I have to laugh about the "amnesia" because I too get amnesia about the long, cold, soggy days of February . In mid-summer I am pining away for lots of rain. In February I am slogging in lots of mud, wondering why I always forget this part of rainy days.

    I hope the winter hasn't been too cold for you yet.

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  12. "Trying to keep warm from my toes to my nose," applies to me whether I'm going out of the house, or climbing into bed during the winter months! Of course everyone else thinks my house is too warm. You did a wonderful job conveying wintertime woes, Daisy! A perfect poem for the holidays! Merry Christmas!

    Julie

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  13. As Daisy is dressing to handle the snow.
    Michael gets shorts and is ready to go.
    The sun is out shining in full force down here.
    It makes Michael happy, it makes Michael cheer.

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    1. Haha! That was great! Thanks, Michael!

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  14. I can sooo relate. I tell myself, it's not so bad 'cause we don't have earthquakes, tornadoes etc. And spring always comes again. Stay warm out there Daisy....

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  15. This is precious!! Somehow I missed it earlier. I bundle up every morning to go out for farm chores, but it doesn't get cold enough here (most of the time) to wear too many layers.

    Have a Merry Christmas, Daisy, and I look forward to more delightful poems from you in the new year.

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  16. Haha, spring does bring amnesia. I loved the fast paced rhythm, and the reality behind these verses. Thermals are key.

    Have a wonderful, warm, loving holiday season, Daisy. xo

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  17. Urgh just reading the word long johns makes me want to cry - it is finally summer here and I am absolutely loving it! :)
    Your writing is incredible. It really really is. You paint a picture with words.

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  18. yep it is that time isn't it :(

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  19. Oh I love this one. Sure hope it doesn't get as bad as last winter but I'd say ya'll have already had more than us.. Merry Christmas sweet friend. xo

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  20. Hi Daisy
    I can so relate to your poem as "I am dressed for the cold day here"
    Cute poem!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  21. Connie, you busted out the rhymes beautifully on this!

    Hope you are staying warm, inside and out.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. And thanks for continuing to be a lasting light on my blog. I appreciate you more than you'll ever really know.

    xooxoxoxo

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  22. Cute poem, and very appropriate!

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  23. Thank you all for your comments. I hope everyone is staying warm. We are having an unseasonably warm spell right now, and I am loving it! Happy Holidays to everyone!

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    1. Thank you, and thank you for commenting here. :)

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  25. I hope you had a nice Christmas. Happy New year to you and your family.

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  26. loooovely! we do stay where we are despite our grumbling and whining, don't we? :)

    happy holidays to you!

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  27. Hi Daisy, I wanted to stop by and wish you the best holidays... I hope you are spending it with family and friends and that you are keeping warm :)

    Valentina and I had a nice day and then we spent it with my sister which was really great... have a lovely week and thank you for your comment xox

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  28. Lovely poem... makes me glad that we DO live in the south, where the thermometer is still flirting with seventy degrees.

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and all the best to you and your family in the new year.

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  29. Every year I keep saying we are flying south. Would if I could. May you have a blessed new year.

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  30. Olá amiga...Feliz ano novo!
    Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
    Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
    FELIZ 2015!!!!

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  31. Our winter has been so mild - wet and foggy. Many years ago I recall the long cold winters of Kansas. It could be brutal - the wind blasting across the prairie. And then we moved to Laguna Beach, CA. :)

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  32. Loved your poem! We are going through the Arctic Blast that is sweeping across the country.........it is so cold! Wishing you a Happy New Year! Stay warm!

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  33. Thank you all for your kind comments. I hope everyone is staying warm, and I wish you all a Happy New Year for 2015!

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