We live in the Midwest.
And I know to a lot of people who live here, the changing of the seasons is beautiful. Sure, the arrival of the spring can be gorgeous and the leaves changing colors in the fall is a sight to behold and enjoy...
But the forecast for tomorrow shows a high of 3°.
That's all. 3°.
As much as I love our house and neighborhood and city... The idea of packing up and moving to a warmer climate sure sounds nice right about now. It wouldn't be that hard, right? Maybe have one of those portable storage companies come and drop off room-size containers to fill up? Or, even better, just make a call and have movers show up at my door ready to do it all for me.
That would get our possessions moved, which would be good. But what about our lives? My husband has a job that works him too hard, but it's still a great job. Big Sister E adores her preschool and we just signed her up to attend 4K there next year... and Little Sister B will finally be able to attend a day or two as well so she doesn't have to just watch in longing when her sister gets dropped off.
Really though, those could be replaced eventually. The things that couldn't? The amazing family and friends that we have right here or nearby, the people who fulfill our lives in the way that the extra sunshine or lack of snow couldn't. So, I guess until we manage to talk everyone we know and love into packing up and moving with us, we'll just put on an extra layer of clothing and make it through one more cold winter.
Besides, some of us apparently aren't all that disappointed about that...
What about you? Do you like where you live or would you ever consider moving for different weather?