I have lived on the west coast of Florida my whole life... well, until this past June when my family and I moved to North Carolina. I have spent a lifetime at the beach, most of my shoes are flip-flops, and I put on "warm clothes" when the temperature drops below 75 degrees. I can tell you all sorts of random facts about tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, alligators, and sunburns. But cold weather, truly cold weather, is something I know nothing about. I never owned a "long john" until this year and I'm still trying to figure out how one's wooly-sock feet fit inside their regular shoes.
It's cold in North Carolina today.
Like, for-real cold. Not "Florida cold."
And last night, as I noticed the majority of Facebook sharing their upcoming winter temperature nightmares, I saw Karen Jones post this cool idea... an idea no Floridian knows anything about. For those of you who have grown up anywhere north of Atlanta, you may not get a kick out of this because you've probably already seen it. Been there, done that, right?
But in case you haven't... you can throw a cup of really hot water into the cold air and POOF!
(You know how, sometimes, the ideas you read about don't work?)
I thought that was pretty cool. So did my kids.
Thanks for the idea, Karen! :)