It’s cold … so very, very cold. Although, this morning is a bit of a heat wave. Yesterday morning was -6F, this morning, it’s a whopping 1 degree. For those of you basking in warm climates, here’s how it goes down: First of all, you go outside and your nose instantly freezes together. It’s unnerving to say the least. Your fingers and toes go through stages: first, the painful stage. This is where it feels as though someone is stabbing you with an ice pick or something. The second stage is a bit of a dull ache … then blessed numbness. This all takes awhile mind you. And your legs seem to freeze on contact. One minute you’re young and spry, the next minute your legs are stiff as a pole and you’re looking around for a cane.
For those of you who reside in colder climates, I’m so, so sorry.
I said all this to say, I had to be out in such weather early this morning. Since it took approximately an hour to chisel the ice off my car windows I decided to reward myself with (what else) McDonald’s. AND, since the orange juice machine was on the fritz, I ordered the next best thing: hot cocoa. Have you tried the McCafe hot chocolate? Oh my. This may sound sacrilege, but I haven’t had hot cocoa that good since I was visiting Denmark. Creamy, chocolaty goodness in a cup. Sigh.
It almost made the frigid temps worthwhile. Almost.