Well, it is going to be 72 degrees today. This is AFTER two cold fronts. Ahh...winter in Florida. This is the reason why it is so crowded around here during this time of year...welcome to the snowbirds! (I will not say any more because one of my favorite snowbirds reads my blog!)
This is also the time of year that the bookings start. We welcome our first house guest of the new year on Friday. Our friend Plunkett is currently playing gigs on a cruise ship with Phil Coulter. Plunkett is a fantastic piano and fiddle player. He was a groomsman in our wedding, and we were thrilled that he played the piano/sang a few tunes there as well. He did Ár nAthair (Our Father), Wild Rover, and Friends in Low Places. Did I mention his talents are a bit diverse?
Going back to winter weather, the Irishman was watching the news last night and commenting on the earmuffs and hat look the poor reporters in D.C. were sporting. I started to remind the Irishman of how bundled up he got for our trip to Dublin a few weeks ago, but I decided it was more fun to share in our at home commentary.
So, to make it feel a little more like winter, I am thinking cold thoughts and looking back through my vacation pictures of Central Park in the snow. (Or maybe I am just avoiding cleaning the guest room...)
Ah, look at those jackets that have been packed away in boxes until next year. For those of you that live where it is cold...stay warm. For the rest of us...enjoy the beautiful day!