Growing up in Northeast Illinois on the Wisconsin border you learn certain things
First and foremost "If it's nice outside get out and enjoy it because it WON'T last
It is called the 'Windy City' for a reason
Winter starts around Halloween & ends around Mother's Day
Pick a Halloween Costume that you can incorporate mittens & your winter coat into or that you can hide it under
Easter hats will be blown off you head if they are not tied under your chin
Easter shoes have no treads therefore you will fall down & rip your rights or soil your dress when you walk on the icy snow unless you are being held by each hand and those people can lift you by your arms
Yes your toungue will stock to metal if it is below 40 degrees
There us no guarantee of snow during Christmas Break
Wind chills are real & should be taken seriously
Tornados are random so listen for the tornado sirens
1 week of 90 degrees with humidify is really NOT HOT!
It took me 10 Years here in Florida to deprogram myself of the first leason
The weather is always sunny & warm here it is just a matter of how warm
Thunderstorms back home can be enjoyed by playing outside in them as long as the temps are above 60
You run for cover inside during a storm here unless you have a desire to be toast
Category 1 anything is Kite flying weather!
Category 2 is a spring storm back home
Category 3 is when you plan a party
Category 4 is when the tourists leave
Category 5 is stay inside & pray you don't loose power so the kids will stay entertained & you don't loose the air-conditioning
(this mostly applies to those inland)
When it is 80 degrees at Christmas play tourist & start your tan early!
Here are a few of the FINAL Holiday Decorations
The mantle with the flash
The Tree Before the Gift Opening Onslaught
The Kids Gingerbread Houses
Otis w/ his bobo
Emma w/her bobo
Casper w/his bobo
Finally Harley w/his bobo
Don't take photo's with Mom's Camera ....she might put them on the blog......