Cold in Carolina? The 30's? Please, Karen, be serious. That's not real cold. Get a grip.
Because I knew there would be no sympathy on this issue from some of you, I decided to embrace this day and all of its temperature fluctuations. I wasn't going to let a few degrees stop me from enjoying the day.
This morning, I put on at least 4 layers on the top, and 3 layers on the bottom for my daily walk along the beach. It was brisk, with a stiff ocean breeze blowing as well. But, I was able to enjoy several things along the way during my hour-long walk:
- the waves were barely breaking; the ocean was as smooth as glass
- the sun was shining brightly; not a cloud in the crystal blue sky
- the dolphins playing and cavorting as they looked for food
- greeting several of my new-found Hilton Head friends
- watching little ones play in the sand, and reflecting back on the days our girls did the same -- so many great memories!
This afternoon, it warmed up to a balmy 50 degrees and I was grateful because my husband and I had gotten a tee time to play golf. I'm normally a very fair-weather golfer, so this was going outside my comfort zone, but once again, I layered my golf clothing and was good to go. It was a great afternoon:
- we have been looking forward to getting out on the golf course all winter
- though my score might indicate otherwise, I was quite happy with several of my shots
- Myron and I had time to be alone and talk since we weren't paired up with another two-some
- we got to see at least 20 turtles and 3 huge alligators sunning themselves (luckily our shots didn't land anywhere near those big guys!)
So yes, it was cold in South Carolina today, but we made it work anyway. I'm sure that the year-round residents were shaking their heads at the crazy people outside, but it turned out to be a day full of surprises and fun. And a lot of layered clothing.
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